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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 5th May 2018 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 Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard and The Police.

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 - 5th May 2018 Playlist

  • 01 - Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll
  • 02 - Def Leppard - Rocket (Live Abbey Road 2008)
  • 03 - Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons - Silver Machine
  • 04 - Kid Conventional - I Will Never Be An Astronaut
  • 05 - John's Children - Desdemona
  • 06 - The Damned - Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow
  • 07 - Johnny Thunders - Great Big Kiss
  • 08 - Nico - The Last Mile
  • 09 - Stone Sour - Rose Red (Acoustic)
  • 10 - The Police - Roxanne
  • 11 - The Family Silver - Small Town Man
  • 12 - The Tubes - White Punks On Dope

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is great to be with you once again. We have sixty minutes of music tonight celebrating the Record Store Day of a couple of weeks ago. It's just a great excuse to play some brilliant music just because, well it came out on yellow vinyl. Like this for example."

Led Zeppelin

"Bright yellow vinyl actually. And to be quite honest bright yellow, bright pink, blue, green, orange whatever. It sounds exactly the same on Planet Rock. That is Led Zeppelin from the album Zeppelin IV with the immortal Rock And Roll."

Def Leppard

"Now ten years ago Def Leppard stepped into a studio that's been well, let's say legend forever. It was Abbey Road. We did a session of three songs. We did a brand new remix of it this year. It came out Record Store Day and one of the songs goes something like this."

"And before that Def Leppard from, I can't believe it's ten years ago now, Live At Abbey Road 2008. Remixed specifically and specially for Record Store Day 2018 with the song originally featured on Hysteria. The track Rocket."

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons

"A great rework there of the old Hawkwind song by Phil Campbell And The Sons. And I can see the reasoning behind that recording. Phil Campbell of course guitarist in Motorhead. Lemmy was in Hawkwind and was the actual lead vocalist on the original version of Silver Machine back in 1972."

Kid Conventional

"So Silver Machine, Rocket. I guess this next guy won't be needing one of those any time soon."

"And before that Jack Weston, Kid Conventional. You pick a name for him, he uses both. The song is I Will Never Be An Astronaut."

John's Children

"When that song was originally released, I thik it was 1967, it did not bother the charts one iota. You put it out in 2018 for Record Store Day. It goes in the singles charts at Number 8. Well done all you fans of John's Children. A band put together by John Peel actually but managed by Simon Napier-Bell who also managed, yes that was Marc Bolan on the chorus. he put the two together for that song Desdemona."

"This is the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock. We're looking back at Record Store Day this week. But it's time for a little break and when we come back, a song actually nothing to do with Record Store Day. It's just brand new."

The Damned

"And before that from their brand new album produced by one Mr. Tony Visconti. The album is Evil Spirits. The band The Damned. Proving they've come a long way from New Rose with a song called Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow."

Johnny Thunders

"Always been a fan of the New York Dolls and always will be. But that's a fantastic rework of a song the Dolls did. It's Johnny Thunders. ex-Dolls of course with Patti Palladin. It's a song called Great Big Kiss. That was specifically done Record Store Day."


"Now this next one's a little weird. But all will be revealed in a couple of songs time."

"And before that a lady who would become legend a few years later with The Velvet Underground. From 1965. The B-Side of the first ever single release on Immediate Records which was a label that housed the likes of the Small Faces. And the song that we just heard was co-written by Andrew Loog Oldham, the then manager of The Rolling Stones. And then then musical director of Immediate Records. One Mr. Jimmy Page. The song is called The Last Mile."

Stone Sour

"Great stuff there from Stone Sour from their Hydrograd acoustic sessions. That is a brilliant version of a song called Rose Red."

The Police

"Now, no matter how many times you've heard it and no matter how many times you've bought it. If it came out for Record Store Day dressed up in a package that looked like a classic British old telephone box, Well you'd buy it wouldn't ya?. I did."

"And before that, it's got to be right up there with their most famous ever songs. Even bigger I think to a point than Every Breath You Take. It was their first ever hit. Took a year to be a hit, but it became a hit eventually. They are The Police from 1977 with Roxanne."

The Family Silver

"I'm loving that. That is The Family Silver from Record Store Day with a song called Small Town Man."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, from this Record Store Day special albeit a couple of weeks late, is about it for this week. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time doing exactly the same thing."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with this. No it's not from Record Store Day, but maybe, just maybe there wil be a version out next year. Who knows?. This from 1975 is The Tubes from their debut album with the immortal White Punks On Dope. Until next week see ya!."

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