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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 27th January 2019 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2018. 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 Last In Line, Mott The Hoople and Queen.

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 - 26th January 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Hot City Symphony Pt. 2
  • 02 - Michael Schenker - Armed And Ready
  • 03 - Rory Gallagher - Shinkicker
  • 04 - Last In Line - Landslide
  • 05 - Wayward Sons - Until the End
  • 06 - UFO - Alone Again Or
  • 07 - David Bowie - Breaking Glass
  • 08 - Mott The Hoople - Going Home
  • 09 - Queen - Feelings Feelings
  • 10 - Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
  • 11 - The Adverts - Bored Teenagers
  • 12 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Anthem

Show Intro

"Greetings one and all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. We have sixty minutes of fantastic music in my humble opinion for you tonight. Partly it is gonna be a celebration of the musical contribution made by one Mr. Ted McKenna who sadly passed away just a few days ago. All of you that have listened to this show many times will know I'm a huge fan of the band that put him on the map. We're gonna start off with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band."

Sensational Alex Harvey Band

"Obviously I wanna showcase Ted McKenna's incredible talents. Yes, he could play the straightforward four four rock and roll drumming. But he could also interpret the mad music that was the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. And that is a fantastic example. From the album The Impossible Dream we just heard Hot City Symphony Part 2 The Man In The Jar."

Michael Schenker

"Now after the sad demise of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band in the mid to late seventies Ted loaned out his fantastic talents to many people including one Mr. Michael Schenker."

"And before that from Tokyo in 2016 featuring Gary Bardens on vocals we heard Michael Schenker with Armed And Ready. Both tracks featuring Ted McKenna on the drums. More of Ted later on."

Rory Gallagher

"Couple of kicking live tracks for you right there. That is Rory Gallagher from 1980. The album Stage Struck. the song we heard Shinkicker."

Last In Line

"Well seeing as we just played Rory Gallagher let's play on of his biggest fans Mr. Vivian Campbell. This is brand new Last In Line."

"And before that brand new Last In Line. The album is out February 22nd. It is called, imaginatively!, Last In Line II. The song we just heard Landslide."

Wayward Sons

"I believe a new album is on the way but there from their debut album is Wayward Sons featuring the very talented Mr. Toby Jepson. The album is called Ghosts Of Yet To Come. The song Until the End."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is time for a little break and when we come back, some west coast psychedelia by UFO?."


"And before that UFO from their breakthrough album in 1977. The album is Lights Out and it's their take on a song originally written Arthur Lee for his band Lover. The song Alone Again Or."

David Bowie

"When David Bowie moved to Berlin in the mid seventies he did what's known as a 360 degree spin. Totally changing his entire outlook and direction of his music. And there from what's known as the first of his three Berlin trilogy albums. The album is Low. We just heard the song Breaking Glass."

Mott The Hoople

"Now here's a couple of bands that toured together in 1974. And this lot were the headliners."

"And before that Mott The Hoople. The only band that Queen ever opened for. From their posthumous album that came out in 1980 called Two Miles From Heaven. The song we heard Going Home."


"From 2017's 40th anniversary deluxe edition of News Of The World that is the previously unreleased Feelings Feelings by Queen."


"When Mott The Hoople and Queen played the Uris Theatre in 1974 they were the first two rock bands to ever play Broadway. During that week residency that they were there it is quite possible that one or more members of this band were in the audience. This is the Ramones."

"Another band I loved listening to back then and I still love listening to now are the Ramones. And we just heard them their from their Mania collection. the first twelve inch vinyl single I ever bought Sheena Is A Punk Rocker."

The Adverts

"Now that band may well have been referred to as, regarded as, even celebrated as one chord wonders but they were just a little bit better than that because within their ranks they had a great songwriter in one Mr. TV Smith. They are The Adverts and from the album Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts we just heard the song Bored Teenagers. Something by the ay that I never was because back in those heady days of the mid seventies I could listen to the likes of UFO, the Sex Pistols, The Clash, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Adverts all together, no problem. Maybe though that was just me, who knows."

Show Outro

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

"But as promised earlier in the show we're gonna revisit one more time the mighty talents of Mr. Ted McKenna. He wasn't just a great drummer. He was a great person. I've known Ted for 25, 30 years now. He used to come and visit Def Leppard or the Down 'n' Outz any time that we played round Glasgow. He was a very very very sincere genuine human being and I shall miss him a lot. I'm gonna play this song because it means a lot to me. So much so that I've actually got it written into my will for my funeral. So what a fantastic way to send off a great talent. Ladies and gentleman from the album The Impossible Dream once again this is the Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Anthem. Till next week god bless."

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