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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 25th December 2021 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2021. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 25th December on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Van Halen, Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin.

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 - 25th December 2021 Playlist

  • 01 - Woody Woodmaney's U-Boat - U-Boat
  • 02 - Martin Briley - The Salt In My Tears
  • 03 - Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
  • 04 - Van Halen - Poundcake
  • 05 - Leslie West - Long Red
  • 06 - Fanny - Blind Alley
  • 07 - Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child
  • 08 - Jeff Beck - Tallyman
  • 09 - Alice Cooper - Desperado
  • 10 - Stretch - Why Did You Do It
  • 11 - Jethro Tull - Mother Goose
  • 12 - Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

Show Intro

"No Christmas show just Christmas greetings to everyone. This is The Joe Elliott Show right here on the marvellous Planet Rock. We just got sixty minutes of fantastic rock music. What more could you want at this time of year. Let's kick off with Woody Woodmaney's U-Boat."

Woody Woodmaney's U-Boat

"I have over the last couple of weeks been emailing back and forth with young Woody Woodmansey. He spent a couple of months in the States doing a bit of work, doing a bit of relaxation. He's a bit of an artist as well these days as well as a fantastic drummer. We know him best of course from his period with David Bowie from 1970 to 1973. The Spiders From Mars period if you like. He also worked with The Spiders From Mars post David Bowie with Trevor Bolder. But there he was from 1976. His first bona fide solo project if you like. The band were called Woody Woodmaney's U-Boat. The album was called Woody Woodmaney's U-Boat. The song abbreviated, just straightforward U-Boat."

Martin Briley

"Now this next gentleman started his musical career off as a session musician event though he started writing his own songs at the age of 10. He was briefly a member of the band Greenslade. And my be familiar to one or two fans of Ian Hunter. Also he had some hit singles on his own. This is Martin Briley."

"And before that Martin Briley from a collection called The Mercury Years. The song originally featured on his 1983 album One Night With A Stranger. It is The Salt In My Tears."

Neil Young

"That is of course Crazy Horse featuring Neil Young with one of those riffs that just gets under your skin and you just can't get it out. Wonderful stuff. The album is Decade. The song is Cinnamon Girl."

Van Halen

"Now anybody that knows anything about guitars knows that when you play the guitar there's one or two ways you can play if you're right handed. Your pick hand if you like. You can either use a pick or a plectrum they used to call them in the UK. Or you can finger pick like Mark Knopfler. Or you can use an electric drill."

"Before that Van Halen. The Sammy Hagar fronted Van Halen from the album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. The song we heard, with the drill, oh yes. Eddie Van Halen and the electric drill. The song Poundcake."

Leslie West

"Almost a year to the day since his passing. That is the late great, and I do mean great, Leslie West. Once of Mountain. There from a solo album from I believe 2013 called Still Climbing. The song may be familiar to one or two Mott The Hoople fans. They actually covered it dut it didn't see the light of day till 1999's Anthology set. The song is, and a great piece of work it is too, Long Red."

"You are listening to not-so-Christmas edition of The Joe Elliott Show. Bah Humbug indeed it's just great music. Coming up first time in a long time for Fanny."


"And before that Fanny from a four CD box set called First Time In A Long Time. And there's a documentary movie out now that you all need to check out. The song we heard Blind Alley."

Jimi Hendrix

"OK I have a question for you all. Answers on a postcard. Jimi Hendrix is he a guitar player that sings. Or is he a singer that plays guitar because he has a hell of a voice as well. There he is from a collection called Voodoo Child. The Jimi Hendrix Experience with Voodoo Child/Slight Return."

Jeff Beck

"So from one fantastic guitarist to another. Albeit this particular gentleman's formative years were a little bit more pop. This is Jeff Beck."

"And before that Jeff Beck from a collection called The Best Of Jeff Beck. But it's not Led Boots and 'Cause We Ended As Lovers and stuff like that. It's all the Hi Ho Silver Lining period Jeff Beck. A great but of work. A song called Tallyman."

Alice Cooper

"Alice Cooper has a fantastic knack of telling a story and you can almost see the movie as you're listening to the song. No better example than that particular piece of work. From the 1971 album Killer that is the mighty Coop with Desperado.


"Now the drummer on this next record was actually for a little while the second drummer in Def Leppard. His name is Jeff Rich and this band are Stretch."


"And before that a band called Stretch who had on their drums Mr. Jeff Rich who for six shows in 1986 played alongside Def Leppard to kind of nurse Rick Allen back into playing the drums again with a certain amount of confidence. And then he went back to his day job which was playing with Status Quo. But that's Jeff there with the band where he made his name. The band are Stretch. It's from a best of collection. The title of the album and the song are identical believe it or not. It is Why Did You Do It."

Note - It was actually only four shows before Rick took over again as the sole drummer.

Jethro Tull

"The perfect song for this time of year. It's not exactly a Christmas song but it has a kind of a wintery vibe about it. It is Jethro Tull from that fantastic album that is Aqualung with Mother Goose."

Show Outro

"And that my friends and this Christmas Day edition of The Joe Elliott Show is about it for this particular week. Back to watching the Queen's speech and passing out on the couch. Easting too much turkey and drinking too much Sherry as you should. You can get back on the treadmill tomorrow."

"So until next week and next year I shall leave you with this. It is from an album called Led Zeppelin III. There's the clue. It probably is Led Zeppelin. The song is definitely Celebration Day. So from me to all of you. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year. And what else but see ya!."

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