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Joe Elliott Show 4th March 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#342)

Sunday, 5th March 2017

Joe Elliott 2015.
Pic by Chele Drappel

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Ian Hunter, George Harrison and The Strypes.

Joe was back to full vocal strength after last week's heavy cold.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

The show is available until next Saturday using the On Demand feature. It is also repeated on Tuesdays at 9pm.

The Joe Elliott Show - 4th March 2017 Playlist (#342)

  • 01 - The Strypes - Perfect Storm
  • 02 - The Boomtown Rats - Lookin' After No. 1
  • 03 - Horslips - Trouble (With A Capital T)
  • 04 - The Stranglers - (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
  • 05 - The Tubes - White Punks On Dope
  • 06 - Ian Hunter - Life After Death
  • 07 - Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
  • 08 - Steve Hillage - It's All Too Much
  • 09 - George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
  • 10 - The Struts - Where Did She Go
  • 11 - The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
  • 12 - Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. And as you can hopefully tell, and I am happy to announce, I have mostly got my voice back this week. Less Sean Dyche, more Sean Bean and mostly may be the key word this week because it is mostly Punk/New Wave but there is some Classic Rock. There's also some teenage rebellion all the way from Ireland. The perfect storm indeed. This is The Strypes."

The Strypes

"Hot on the heels of Storm Doris and her wonderfully named Weather Bomb, helping to restore some power to rock and roll maybe there. That's The Strypes from their 2013 effort Snapshot with Perfect Storm."

"I think we'll stay Irish for the next couple of songs. This is The Boomtown Rats."

The Boomtown Rats

"And before that The Boomtown Rats with their classic Lookin' After No. 1."


"I saw this band at the Sheffield Top Rank twice in about four months back in 1977. They were absolutely fantastic. You could tell there was a little bit of influence from the likes of Jethro Tull but they were their own band. They are Horslips and from the album Book Of Invasions we just heard Trouble (With A Capital T)."

The Stranglers

"Well let's stay with the New Wave thing. Here's The Stranglers."

" And before that The Stranglers from their debut album Rattus Norvegicus with (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)."

The Tubes

"I have what's known as an avid listener who swears I have played that song more than any other song on my show and I haven't played it for at least two or three years and I thought it needed another run out. Just to annoy her if nothing else. The song is White Punks On Dope. The band The Tubes all the way from San Francisco. Great bit of theatrical New Wave if you like."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on the the wonderful Planet Rock. It's time for a little break and when we come back, Ian Hunter is gonna ask us the ultimate question."

Ian Hunter

"And before that we heard Ian Hunter from his 1979 return to form album You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic, with that question that we all ask at some stage. Is there Life After Death."

Van Morrison

"Title track their from Van Morrison's 1971 album Tupelo Honey. I have to admit to not being the biggest Van Morrison fan on the planet. So you may ask, why am I playing it?. Well the back story here is quite fascinating. Three people associated with that album would two years later go on to make what I consider to be one of the best hard rock debut albums of all time. I played them last week. The band Montrose. Yes Tupelo Honey features Ronnie Montrose on guitar, Bill Church on bass and was produced by Ted Templeman who would go on to make many albums with Van Halen."

Steve Hillage

"So from one great American guitarist in Ronnie Montrose, to a British one who really doesn't get the credit that he deserves. This is Steve Hillage."

"And before that from 1976. The album L. We heard Steve Hillage with a George Harrison song It's All Too Much."

George Harrison

"George Harrison waxing philosophical as he had a tendency to do, but let's not forget his immense sense of melody. He was such a fantastic songwriter and there taken from his Best Of collection we heard Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)."

The Struts

"OK so as they're off in the studio making their next electric opus. This band are about to drop an acoustic unplugged album on us in a few weeks time. To bridge that gap. So let's remind ourselves of how wonderful they are when they do go electric. This is The Struts."

"And before that The Struts from their album Everybody Wants with the wonderful Where Did She Go."

The Ramones

"They were the kings of the shortest, loudest and fastest songs to come out of New Wave and New York. that is The Ramones with Blitzkrieg Bop."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. It's been a pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week god willing at the same time."

"Until then, I did mention at the top of the show it was mostly punk and New Wave. We'll go out that way shall we. With the Daddy's of them them all. From the album whose name is too rude to mention. This is the Sex pistols with the National Anthem, God Save The Queen. Until next week see ya!."