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Joe Elliott Show 13th January 2018 Playlist/Transcript (#387)

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 AC/DC, Girl and Ian Hunter.

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 - 13th January 2018 Playlist (#387)

  • 01 - Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
  • 02 - AC/DC - Problem Child
  • 03 - Thin Lizzy - Angel From The Coast
  • 04 - Moody Blues - Legend Of A Mind
  • 05 - Girl - My Number
  • 06 - Ted Nugent - Strangehold
  • 07 - New York Dolls - Jetboy
  • 08 - Cheap Trick - Blackberry Way
  • 09 - The Move - Wild Tiger Woman
  • 10 - Hello - New York Groove
  • 11 - The Clash - Train In Vain
  • 12 - Ian Hunter - I Get So Excited

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Turns out January didn't have the greatest start that we hoped it would. For obvious reasons, gonna open up with this one. This Motorhead."


"Yeah January's never been an easy month for me. It's 27 years ago this year since Steve Clark passed away. Phil Lynott passed away this month in 1986. There's many more and tonight sadly we're gonna be celebrating more than just one legacy. The first one of course Fast Eddie Clarke from Motorhead. I knew Eddie way back in the 80s when he moved to Dublin and we spent many happy hours in a Snooker hall. Popping back beers and banging balls around on the table. We wrote a song together actually called Once In A Million that never got recorded. I don't even remember if it was any good, but I had a great time hanging out with him and he's gonna be sadly missed. He was a good friend. Rest in peace Fast Eddie Clarke."


"Right let there be more rock. This is AC/DC."

"And before that from the album Let There Be Rock AC/DC cheering us up somewhat with Problem Child."

Thin Lizzy

"As I mentioned 32 years since Phil Lynott passed away this month. That is Thin Lizzy from 1976 the album Jailbreak with Angel From The Coast."

Moody Blues

"Right then back to the Joe Elliott requiem show. This is the Moody Blues."

"And before that the Moody Blues who also lost one of their founder members the flautist Ray Thomas just passed away. We heard there from In Search of the Lost Chord one of his numbers. A song called Legend Of A Mind."


"From the album Sheer Greed that is Girl featuring Phil Collen just a couple of years before he joined Def Leppard with a song My Number. Produced by Chris Tsangarides who also passed away this week. My goodness it never ends does it. Chris Tsangarides of course extremely famous for producing everybody from UFO, Thin Lizzy, Girl. Strawbs, he did Judas Priest, he was involved in...Anvil. The list is endless what he produced. Fantastic guy and sadly passed away at the very young age of 61 earlier this week."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock. It's time for a little break and I promise for here on in it's onwards and upwards, starting off..."

Ted Nugent

"And before that we heard Gonzo Ted Nugent himself. A guy we opened for. Third on the bill to Ted and the Scorpions back in 1980 round arenas all over the USA. That was the centre point of his set at the time. The song Strangehold."

New York Dolls

"I've always loved that band and I always will. They are the New York Dolls from their debut album back in 1973 that is Jetboy."

Cheap Trick

"Now as some of you are already aware I am a huge fan of Cheap Trick and I am a huge fan of The Move. So you can imagine how much I'm really digging this song."

"And before that Cheap Trick from their new album We're Alright with their version of the old Move classic Blackberry Way."

The Move

"Well you just have to don't ya. They were such a classic British band. Fantastic tunes. They are The Move from their collection Movements that is Wild Tiger Woman."


"Right well moving on from Birmingham and Rockford, Illinois let's see if we can plow through that East Coast weather for a little bit of New York Groove."

"And before that Hello from an album called Keep Us Off The Streets. A song once covered by KISS's Ace Frehley. The song New York Groove."

The Clash

"I always felt that Mick Jones from The Clash was the tunesmith of the band. Yes, of course fantastic attitude coming from the body of work that Joe Strummer added to that band, but the pop sensibilities that Mick Jones added to The Clash were just second to none and there is a classic example from the album London Calling. The song is Train In Vain."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always as sad as it is to play so many songs for people that have passed away."

"But we do like to try and end on a positive note and this is a great way to end the show. From his debut album back in 1975 this is Ian Hunter and I Get So Excited. Until next week see ya!."

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