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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 20th April 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 David Bowie, Golden Earring and Def Leppard.

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 - 20th April 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - Ten Years After - Holy Sh*t
  • 02 - Def Leppard - Kings Of Oblivion
  • 03 - The Tubes - White Punks On Dope
  • 04 - The Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow
  • 05 - The Claypool Lennon Delirium - The Court Of The Crimson King
  • 06 - Whitesnake - Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
  • 07 - The Beatles - Martha My Dear
  • 08 - Herman Brood - Saturday Night
  • 09 - Golden Earring - Radar Love
  • 10 - David Bowie - Everything's Alright
  • 11 - Jethro Tull - Jack-In-The-Green
  • 12 - Sparks - In the Future

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is great to be with you once again. Sixty minutes of what I'd like to think is fantastic music lined up for you. But I'd just like to say this first of all. Timing, timing is everything and how unfortunate was the timing last Saturday that as my UFO special was being broadcast. Literally as it was going out news started to filter in that Paul Raymond their keyboard player of many many years sadly passed away after a heart attack as the show was being broadcast. You couldn't make it up."

"So I'd just like to add after last week's special my condolences to his family, to all his friends and his colleagues. And of course all you fellow UFO fans out there. Rest in peace Paul Raymond."

Ten Years After

"Right then also last week was Record Store Day. So how many of you sat through the wind and the rain and the I don't know, sleeping bags, cold flasks of tea to get your favourite discs. Well maybe some of you bought this. This is Ten Years After."

"Their contribution to Record Store Day 2019. That is Ten Years After. The EP is called The Cat Ferret Sessions. The song is called Holy... well let's just call it Holy Smoke."

Def Leppard

"Now seeing as how we started the show off on a bit of a downer paying tribute to the late great Paul Raymond from UFO who sadly passed away this day last week. I'd like to address something else. It's a little bit more positive. Over the last 14 days or so I have had literally hundreds and hundreds of emails from listeners out there congratulating Def Leppard on the induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and how I should maybe play more Leppard in the show. Well I don't like to be that indulgent. Yes I'll play the odd one and I will play Delta Deep and Last In Line and the Cybernauts and Down 'n' Outz just to keep people in the loop. But the suggestions have been coming in, quite a few that we should maybe play Kings Of The World 'cause surely that's how you must be feeling right now. And truth be known we pretty much are. But Kings Of The World it's a slow song, it's early in the show. It's a long song. I thought Kings Of The World?. Hmm Kings Of Oblivion maybe."

"And before that Def Leppard from 1999. Good grief 20 years ago!. The album is Euphoria. The song Kings Of Oblivion."

The Tubes

"Sounding as fresh as it did the day it was released back in 1975. That is The Tubes from their debut album. The song the magnificent White Punks On Dope."

The Rolling Stones

"Well after the Kings Of Oblivion, White Punks On Dope I think we all need to chill out a little bit. Here's The Rolling Stones' contribution to last week's Record Store Day."

"And before that we heard The Rolling Stones. Live from Paris in 2017. Their contribution to this year's Record Store Day with a great version of She's A Rainbow."

The Claypool Lennon Delirium

"That my friends is what I like to think of as a very cool and faithful remake of a classic song. It is The Claypool Lennon Delirium. That is Les Claypool once of Primus and Sean Lennon son of guess who. It's from an EP called Lime and Limpid Green. It is The Court Of The Crimson King. Originally recorded by King Crimson."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is time for a little break, and when we come back, even more brand new Whitesnake."


"And before that from the upcoming brand new Whitesnake album Flesh And Blood. We heard the thirs song that David has out out so far Hey You (You Make Me Rock)."

The Beatles

"I am really digging this White album re-release that came out last year. It's the 2018 Giles Martin remix which I'm really harping on about here. He's done the entire album brand new. It almost sounds like it just literally was recorded last year. But there's demos and there's extended versions of songs. It's am absolute thing to behold. Bit of beauty. You need to listen to it on headphones truth be known. And there we just heard from the White album Martha My Dear."

Herman Brood

"OK now it's time for a little bit of double Dutch. In about four minutes time a song that never gets old. But to start us off, and please excuse the crackles 'cause this is from my vinyl collection. The most wonderful bit of work by Mr. Herman Brood."

"And before that the most wonderful sadly no longer with us Herman Brood with a great bit of work that I heard for the first time when I was in Holland recording Hysteria and it was at least seven years old by then. The song Saturday Night."

Golden Earring

" I saw them live in the 80s and they still had what it takes. A fantastic band and what a great song. It was one of the first rock songs that really resonated with me because it was a hit single. So amongst all the Slades and the Sweets and the T. Rex and the Bowies. There was this band in 1973 all the way from Holland that could put a piece of work out like that that would go Top 20 in the UK. It is of course Golden Earring. The song Radar Love."

David Bowie

"So everything alright? good. Well it is according to David Bowie."

"And before that David Bowie from 1973. His covers album Pin Ups with the old Mojos classic Everything's Alright."

Jethro Tull

"From an album that came out right in the middle of the punk rock movement and is still a fantastic record. Defying logic I suppose. That is Jethro Tull featuring of course the wonderful Mr. Ian Anderson. The album is Songs From The Wood. The song Jack-In-The-Green. "

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 exactly the same time for more of what I like to think is marvellous music."

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with this. From the album Indiscreet. This is Sparks and In the Future. Until next week see ya!."

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