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Joe Elliott Show 2nd September 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#368)

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 The Police, U2 and The Quireboys.

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 - 2nd September 2017 Playlist (#368)

  • 01 - The Police - Synchronicity II
  • 02 - Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla
  • 03 - The Quireboys - I Wish You Would
  • 04 - Simon And Garfunkel - The Sounds Of Silence
  • 05 - U2 - Red Hill Mining Town (Steve Lillywhite 2017 Mix)
  • 06 - David Bowie - Cygnet Committee
  • 07 - The Beatles - Penny Lane (2017 Mix)
  • 08 - Doctors Of Madness - B-Movie Bedtime
  • 09 - Japan - Adolescent Sex (Re-Record)
  • 10 - Dr. Feelgood - Roxette
  • 11 - New York Dolls - Chatterbox
  • 12 - The Sweet - Set Me Free

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show on the very brilliant Planet Rock. And welcome to Autumn apparently. Yes, September is upon. The weather here in Dublin is absolutely amazing. I hope it's just as good wherever you are listening from. What do we have for you tonight?. We have, in my humble opinion, sixty minutes of wonderful music starting off with this beauty by The Police."

The Police

"From 1983 that is The Police with the kind of title track from the album Synchronicity II. There were two songs Synchronicity I and II. That is Synchronicity II."

Blue Oyster Cult

"Now doing their best to save the world from very large monsters. This is Blue Oyster Cult."

"And before that from their collection Don't Fear The Reaper we heard Blue Oyster Cult with the mighty Godzilla."

The Quireboys

"That one goes out to Leah. Spike's girlfriend who's not been very well of late. Get well soon girl. We need you back to your best as soon as possible. From the brand new Quireboys album White Trash Blues that is their version of the old classic number I Wish You Would."

Simon And Garfunkel

"Right then, as I once said to Justin Hawkins and the boys when I hadn't seen them for a while: (opening lyric - 'Hello darkness my old friend')"

"And before that, with massive apologies for the introduction, we heard Simon And Garfunkel with The Sound Of Silence."


"Quite possibly my favourite ever U2 song. I've loved it from the first second I heard it in 1987. From the album The Joshua Tree but that is a brand new Steve Lillywhite 2017 remix of the song Red Hill Mining Town."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on the mighty Planet Rock. It's time for a little break and when we come back, we've gonna have a meeting in the committee with David Bowie."

David Bowie

"And before that David Bowie from the album Space Oddity with the epic Cygnet Committee."

The Beatles

"Another amazing 2017 remix right there by Giles Martin. Son of the late great Sir George. The album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The group is of course The Beatles. The song Penny Lane."

Doctors Of Madness

"Right then time for some late night movies and some all night brainstorms. This is the Doctors Of Madness."

"And before that from their debut album in 1976 Late Night Movies, All Night Brainstorms. We heard the Doctors Of Madness with B-Movie Bedtime."


"Not a remix this time but an actual re-record done during the Obscure Alternatives sessions. That is Japan with the title track of their first album which came out a year before, Adolescent Sex."

Dr. Feelgood

"Well, from the Doctors Of Madness to Dr. Feelgood."

"And before that Canvey Island's favourite sons Dr. Feelgood from the collection All Through The City we heard the wonderful Roxette."

New York Dolls

"What a beautiful noise that is. From the album Too Much Too Soon that's the New York Dolls with Chatterbox."

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 the same time. And it will be the last show, for a few weeks at least, from Joe's Garage as I'm off to prepare for Def Leppard's first South American tour in over 20 years. Now that should be a lot of fun."

"So until then I'll leave you with this. It's often been said that it out-purpled Deep Purple. From the album Sweet FA back in 1974. This is Sweet and how cool it was that Andy Scott's Sweet actually just opened for Richie Blackmore's Rainbow. This is Set Me Free. Until next week see ya!."

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