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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 8th June 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 Hanoi Rocks, Billy Joel 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 - 8th June 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - Hanoi Rocks - High School
  • 02 - Billy Joel - All For Leyna
  • 03 - Ian Hunter - Overnight Angels
  • 04 - Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
  • 05 - Mick Ronson - Hey Ma get Papa
  • 06 - Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
  • 07 - Dirty Tricks - Night Man
  • 08 - The Pretty Things - Rosalyn
  • 09 - David Bowie - Don't Bring Me Down
  • 10 - Feeder - Insomnia
  • 11 - Redd Kross - Lady In The Front Row
  • 12 - Jethro Tull - Life Is A Long Song

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week coming to you from Helsinki in Finland where we are based for four nights. We just started the European tour Thursday at Sweden Rocks and wow what a crowd. Absolutely amazing. Jam packed ll the way to the back. If that's what it's gonna be like for the next month I'm all for it."

"Er what have we got tonight?. Sixty minutes of, in my humble opinion, fantastic music starting off with this crowd. Seems logical to play it, they're from here. This is Hanoi Rocks."

Hanoi Rocks

"Saw them a couple of times at the Marquee Club down on Wardour Street. Ahh what memories. '83/'84 probably. That from my favourite album of theirs Two Steps from The Move. That is Hanoi Rocks with High School."

Billy Joel

"Now it's been a busy few days for your roving reporter. Not only did the Def Leppard tour start on Thursday. At the beginning of the week I was over in New York celebrating with Ian Hunter his 80th birthday. Did you hear that right?. Yes, 80 years old and still doing it. Four in a row he did.

"I also had te great pleasure of once again getting up onstage with this gentleman. Did it last year at Boston. This time it was Madison Square Gardens. What a host. This is Billy Joel."

"Before that we heard from 1980. The album Glass Houses. Billy Joel who the night before I got up with once again at Madison Square Gardens and did Pour Some Sugar On Me. And it went down really well with his crowd happy to say. He did not play the song that I just played though which is sad. So I'm gonna send him an email and I'm gonna say please Billy next time I come play that song. It is fantastic. It is All For Leyna."

Ian Hunter

"Now truth be told Ian Hunter is not a great fan of his 1977 album Overnight Angels. I however am. I think it's a fantastic record. So much so that we did a couple of the songs on the first Down 'n' Outz album. So when I was invited by the Rant Band to come and help celebrate Ian's 80th birthday in Greenwich Village in New York at the Winery. Great little club. Four nights he did. I asked them let's do that song. Can we do that song so they learnt it. We did it and a very bemused Ian Hunter stood at the side of the stage watching me perform one of his songs that he's not really very keen on. So Happy 80th birthday Ian Hunter."

Fleetwood Mac

"Now if you were listening last week you may remember I played a couple of songs where I said I thought that the intros were very similar. Here's a couple of songs where I think the feel is very similar. Starting off with Fleetwood Mac."

"And before that Fleetwood Mac from the album that was the follow up to Rumours. So that must have been a pretty tough task. And I've often wondered whether the title is a combination of those two words. The song we just heard, also the title of the album, Tusk."

Mick Ronson

"Sounding somewhat like Marlene Dietrich on steroids that is Mick Ronson from his debut solo album back in 1974. The album is Slaughter On tenth Avenue. The song Hey Ma Get Papa."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week coming to you all the way from Helsinki in Finland. It is time for a little break, when we come back, get your umbrellas out we're off to visit the houses of the holy."

Led Zeppelin

"And before that of course who else Led Zeppelin. The album Houses Of The Holy. We heard The Rain Song."

Dirty Tricks

"Saw them live back in '77 I think it was at the Sheffield City Hall as an opening act for maybe Budgie. I can't quite remember. No matter they were fantastic on the night. They are Dirty Tricks. That is the title track of their third album Night Man."

The Pretty Things

"Now with a 60s band garage band classic. This is The Pretty Things."

"And before that we heard the band themselves with a big hit called Rosalyn. Also covered by David Bowie on the same album. So I guess you could say he was a big fan of The Pretty Things."

David Bowie

"That is David Bowie from his 1973 covers album Pin Ups with a Pretty Things number called Don't Bring Me Down."


"Now here's a song that I actually haven't heard for ages. It just came up on shuffle the other day and I thought wow I should play that. This is Feeder."

"And before that, and thank goodness for shuffle, we heard Feeder. The album Yesterday Went Too Soon. The song Insomnia."

Redd Kross

"I absolutely fell in love with that album when it came out in 1993. Still gets played quite a lot in the Elliott household. It is Redd Kross. The album is shifter. The song we heard Lady In The Front Row."

Show Outro

"And that my friends all the way from Helsinki in Finland is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you exactly the same time next week all the way from Prague. The day after Download. Cannot wait for that."

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with this. Possibly the first ever five track seven inch single released. This is Jethro Tull, the lead off track, Life Is A Long Song. Until next week see ya!."

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