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Joe Elliott Show 1st April 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#346)

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 all British artists including the Rolling Stones, The Who and Mott The Hoople.

At the start of the show Joe mentioned that Def Leppard will likely be touring in the UK and Europe in 2018.

Earlier in the day at 9am UK time (11am local time), last week's edition of the show was broadcast on Z-Rock radio in Bulgaria. Basically the same show but with the usual voice overs edited out or changed with no mention of Planet Rock, but done by the same guy.

Joe added in a few extra messages for Bulgaria but the rest was the same as last week's show (with a few lines edited out). All of the talking was in English:

"Hi I'm Joe Elliott from Def Leppard. Please join me for my brand new radio show, The Joe Elliott show every Saturday exclusively on Zee Rock".

"Hello Bulgaria, you are listening to Zee Rock with me Joe Elliott."

"We're ready to rock out with Def Leppard's frontman. This is The Joe Elliott Show."

"Until next week on Zee Rock, here's Boston. See ya!."

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 - 1st April 2017 Playlist (#346)

  • 01 - Def Leppard - Let's Go (Live 2016)
  • 02 - The Pretty Things - Walking Through My Dreams
  • 03 - The Who - Bell Boy
  • 04 - Rolling Stones - Out Of Time
  • 05 - The Kinks - Shangri-La
  • 06 - Supertramp - If Everyone Was Listening
  • 07 - The Strawbs - Lay Down
  • 08 - Motorhead - City Kids
  • 09 - Pink Fairies - The Snake
  • 10 - Mott The Hoople - Violence
  • 11 - The Move - Blackberry Way
  • 12 - Jethro Tull - Life Is A Long Song

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming to you this week all the way from California. Jealous?, don't be. It's cold, it's raining and it's foggy and it's clammy and it's not really very California at all. Let's hope the weather clears up by the time Def Leppard get to Manchester in New Hampshire for the first show on April the 8th. The first of 30 shows we are doing with Poison and Tesla to tidy up last years tour. We're going to all the cities that we could not squeeze in last year. And then yes folks, there is talk of some shows in Europe and of course in the UK in 2018. More of that later on. Let's remind ourselves why we do this."

Def Leppard

"From the recently released double CD, Blu-ray, DVD live extravaganza that is, And There Will Be A Next Time. That is Def Leppard live from Detroit in 2016 with the opening song of the set Let's Go. And you really can't get a better feeling than opening the show with a brand new song. And the collection went straight in at Number One in Japan, in France, in America and Canada. Top Five in the UK. So thank you to everybody for keeping the music alive and kicking."

The Pretty Things

"I decided this week after last weeks Chuck Berry fest that we would go all British on this particular show. Quintessentially British. Lots of these artists you'll know like the back of your hand. Others, like this crowd, maybe not so much."

"And before that The Pretty Things from what was essentially the first ever concept album. An album called SF Sorrow we heard the song Walking Through My Dreams."

The Who

"Def Leppard are gonna be playing a show with The Who in September in South America. I wonder if they will play that. On that particular night. That is The Who from their classic concept album Quadrophenia with Bell Boy."

Rolling Stones

"Now pushing their R 'n' B blues roots to one side for two or three minutes and embracing that Motown pop sound. This is the Rolling Stones."

" And before that the Rolling Stones from the album Flowers with Out Of Time."

The Kinks

"From what is essentially yet another concept album, that is a very British Kinks. The album is called Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire). Great song called Shangri-La."

"Your are listening to the Joe Elliott show on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week coming to you all the way from California. Cold and rainy California. We're gonna take a little break, and when we come back, we're gonna revisit the crime of the century with Supertramp."


"Before that Supertramp from the 1974 breakthrough album Crime Of The Century we heard If Everyone Was Listening."

The Strawbs

"The Strawbs there featuring the very quintessential British gentleman that is Dave Cousins. Dave Cousins actually did a vocal overdub on a Def Leppard record, way back in 1980. The beginning of a song called When The Walls Came Tumblin' Down needed a very, very good, strong British accent to do this apocalyptic intro. My Yorkshire accent just wasn't cutting it. He was a very good friend of our producer Tom Allom, came round for a cup of tea and a biscuit, and we dragged him in the studio and he obliged for the price of a cup of tea. What a gentleman. Dave Cousins from Strawbs with the song Lay Down."


"Right, with no apologies whatsoever for the crackles you're about to hear. This is Motorhead."

"And before that yet another Pink Fairies song, but this time recorded by Motorhead. From my very crackly On Parole album, we heard the song City Kids."

Pink Fairies

"They were so British sounding that I wouldn't be surprised one little bit if their records didn't even get released in the rest of the world. That is the Pink Fairies from their 1971 classic album Never Never Land with a song called The Snake."

Mott The Hoople

"Now here's a tune that features an absolute real bona fide fight in the middle of the song by two band members. Oh yes, take it away Buffin."

"And before that from 1973 we heard Mott The Hoople from the album Mott. Featuring, yes, a real fight between Mick Ralphs and Ian Hunter and I have to add that when the Down 'n' Outz covered that song three years ago when we got to that part of the song, we just pretended. The song Violence."

The Move

"One of my all time favourite songs. That is The Move there with Blackberry Way."

Show Outro

"And that my friends on this very British of shows, albeit all the way from California, is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week god willing at the same time from Montreal in Canada."

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with one more classic British band. From their collection Living In The Past, this is Jethro Tull with a tune that just about sums it all up. Life's A Long Song. Until next week see ya!."

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