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Joe Elliott Show 9th September 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#369)

Joe Elliott 2015. 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 The Cars, Muse and Mott.

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 - 9th September 2017 Playlist (#369)

  • 01 - The Tubes - Turn Me On
  • 02 - The Cars - Just What I Needed
  • 03 - The Vapors - Turning Japanese
  • 04 - The Records - Teenarama
  • 05 - The Mooney Suzuki - Alive & Amplified
  • 06 - Montrose - Merry-Go-Round
  • 07 - Steely Dan - Reelin' In The Years
  • 08 - Argent - Hold Your Head Up
  • 09 - Mott - Too Short Arms (I Don't Care)
  • 10 - Paul McCartney/Wings - Junior's Farm
  • 11 - Muse - Panic Station
  • 12 - Buckcherry - Highway Star

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show right here on the mighty Planet Rock. This is the last show from Joe's Garage for a couple of weeks because I am heading off to South America in a few days time for Def Leppard's first tour of said continent in about 20, 21 years. 8 shows in massive stadiums with bands like The Who and Aerosmith. It's gonna be a great time. Rock In Rio on the 21st September is the first show. Really looking forward to that. Really looking forward to tonight's show. Sixty minutes of great music. Get ready, put down the remote control. This is The Tubes."

The Tubes

"I've really been getting into that band over the last couple of weeks. And it's probably because I'm aware of the fact that they're opening for fellow Planet Rock presenter Alice Cooper in just a few weeks time. That is The Tubes from their 1979 Todd Rundgren produced album Remote Control with the song Turn Me On."

The Cars

"There's a bit of a kind of New Wave power pop theme to the first half of the show this week. No specific reason. Just kind of felt in the mood for listening to a bit of that kind of music. So to keep our engines revving. This is The Cars."

"And before that The Cars from their debut album, which was produced by Roy Thomas Baker who did all that wonderful work for Queen, we heard the song Just What I Needed."

The Vapors

"Truth be told I don't think most musicians would really wanna be known as one hit wonders. But, if you are, you might as well be known for a class and that is a classic. That is The Vapors with their one and only hit Turning Japanese from 1979."

The Records

"Quite a while before he hooked up with the likes of Foreigner and Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, Nickelback, Muse. I could go on and just a short while before he hooked up with the band AC/DC. Who would go on to make the biggest rock album of all time. Mutt Lange produced this beautiful little slice of power pop."

"And before that The Records, produced by Mutt Lange, from 1979 beautiful little piece of power pop called Teenarama."

The Mooney Suzuki

"A song I first heard on a TV advert in the USA about 10, 12 years ago advertising a car as it happens. I wonder which kind of car it was. The band were called The Mooney Suzuki and the song that we just heard is Alive & Amplified."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on the wonderful Planet Rock. It's time for a little break, when we come back we're gonna pay tribute to Walter Becker from Steely Dan and we're gonna take a little ride on a Merry-Go-Round with Montrose."


"And before that Montrose from their fourth and final studio album Jump On It we heard the song Merry-Go-Round."

Steely Dan

"You probably heard the sad news that Walter Becker from Steely Dan passed away at the tragic age of 67 to be quite honest. But they have decided to carry on, make of that what you will. They are about to tour Europe. So, if you've got your tickets, at least you can still go. Steely Dan from the album Can't Buy A Thrill with Reelin' In The Years."


"Right if you like your hit singles to sound well, slightly proggy with massive slices of Hammond organ in them. You may just like this. This is Argent."

"And before that Argent with one of their two massive big hit singles Hold Your Head Up."


"Featuring some phenomenal honky tonk style piano playing by one Mr. Morgan Fisher. That is Mott from 1976. Their second studio album Shouting And Pointing with the song Too Short Arms brackets I Don't Care close brackets."

Paul McCartney

"OK time to bring the chickens in to roost. We're off down to Junior's Farm. This is Paul McCartney and Wings."

"And before that Paul McCartney and Wings. Hit single from back in 1973 I believe it was with Junior's Farm."


"Haven't heard that in a while. Sounds really good doesn't it?. That is Muse from the album 2nd Law. It's the song Panic Station."

Show Outro

"And that my friends all the way from Joe's Garage in Dublin is about it for this week. I do say all the way from Dublin. Next week it'll be coming from much, much, much further away. Somewhere in the heart of California no doubt where Def Leppard will be rehearsing and prepping for their extended run through South America. The first one in 20 odd years. Looking forward to that. I am also looking forward to being with you next week at the same time."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with this. This is something that you don't hear on the radio very often. It's an amazing cover and it's very unexpected. This is Buckcherry doing a really good job on an old Deep Purple classic. This is Highway Star. Until next week see ya!."

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