The JOE ELLIOTT Show 21st December 2019 Playlist/Transcript
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 Sparks, Alice Cooper and The Baby's.
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 - 21st December 2019 Playlist
- 01 - Sweet - Fox On The Run
- 02 - Alice Cooper - Luney Tune
- 03 - Sparks - Thank God It's Not Christmas
- 04 - Joe Piscopo - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- 05 - Robert Plant - Tall Cool One
- 06 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Give My Compliments To The Chef
- 07 - Bad Company - Bad Company
- 08 - The Baby's - Isn't It Time
- 09 - The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
- 10 - Motor Sister - Beg Borrow Steal
- 11 - Pink Fairies - Do It
- 12 - Dr. Feelgood - She's A Wind Up
"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is as always great to be with you. I don't know what it's like where you are, but here in Dublin, Ireland it is soggy. That would be the word. It is absolutely lashing it down for the last four, five days non stop. I've got buckets out and towels down at my house. Leaks everywhere. I didn't know it could leak."
"But anyway we'll worry about that in the New Year because it is now almost party time. Christmas is upon us. We have sixty minutes worth of great music tonight. Starting off with a magnificent bit of pop rock by Sweet."
"I tell you what it'll be a very soggy fox if it was over here.I pulled up the album Desolation Boulevard by Sweet. 1974, to take that song to put it into the playlist and as I listened to it I went hang on a minute. It's not the same version. I'd forgot all about it. it is so inferior to the one that we just heard. The one we just listened to is from the Lost Singles collection. It is Sweet with the far superior version of Fox On The Run."
"Well as I said the holidays are upon us. Work almost done. School's definitely out. Big clue."
"And before that from 1972. The album is School's Out. The song that we heard a magic bit of work called Luney Tune."
"From 1974 that is Sparks from the album Kimono My House with Thank God It's Not Christmas. Actually boys it almost is."
"Now although I just played a song called Thank God It's Not Christmas and it almost is. I am not flooding this week's show with Christmas songs. As I have done in the past. But I am gonna play you something right now that is very festive, very different, and I can almost guarantee that you've never heard this before on the radio."
"And before that a comedian. An American comedian originally on Saturday Night Live. His name is Joe Piscopo. With I believe the Nelson Riddle Orchestra who did a lot of work with the likes of Frank Sinatra back in those days. With a fantastic pastiche of some great rock and roll songs. I mean he touches on Joan GJtt, Foreigner, The Rolling Stones, Pat Benatar, Bruce Springsteen. It's completely mad but I love it to death. it's as funny as hell. It's called the I Love Rock N Roll Medley. it is Joe Piscopo. It is Christmas forgive me."
"From 1988 with some lovely lifts from previous Led Zeppelin songs. That is Robert Plant. The album is Now And Zen. The song Tall Cool One. Remember that, wonderful work."
"It is The Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It's time for a little break and when we come back, we're gonna celebrate the life and times of a phenomenal keyboard player."
Sensational Alex Harvey Band
"And before that we heard the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. And I played that because just a couple of days ago we heard the very very sad news that Hugh McKenna the keyboard played passed away after a long, long illness. What a phenomenal player he was. On piano, on any kind of keyboard. On synthesizer he really did add such a dimension to that band. The album Tomorrow Belongs To Me. The song that we heard, which really shows off his chops, Give My Compliments To The Chef."
"Now who would have thought that when Mick Ralphs left Mott The Hoople and Paul Rodgers rose from the ashes of what was Free that when they put their band together, it would be bigger than both of the bands they left combined. Incredible success they had. the band is Bad Company. the album was their debut album called Bad Company. The song, believe it or not, was called Bad Company."
"Now here's a band that originated out of the Manchester area of the UK. No it is not 10CC. It is not Sad Cafe. It is not Oasis or even The Stones Roses. It is The Baby's."
"And before that. Originally from Manchester but they moved over to L.A. to seek their fortune which they almost did. They are The Baby's with their almost hit single Isn't It Time."
The Rolling Stones
" From the album that introduced this particular nine year old boy to The Rolling Stones. That is Street Fighting Man. I my humble opinion the best vocal that Mick Jagger ever did. The album collection is Through The Past Darkly ."
"Right then time to go for a ride with Motor Sister."
"And before that we heard Motor Sister featuring the very talented Jim Wilson on lead vocals, guitar and writes all the songs too. The album is Ride. The song Beg Borrow Or Steal."
"I find it very difficult to categorise that band because although they came out in 1969/1970. They almost sound like a mid seventies band punk band. Very Motorhead, but at the same time very MC5. Very noisy. They were the Pink Fairies from the album Never Never Land with a song called Do It."
"And that my friends is about it for this particular show. Been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time doing my round up of what I think are the greatest songs to come out of the year 2019. Stay tuned."
"Till then I'm gonna leave you with this. And this is fantastic. From the collection The A Sides Singled Out. This is Dr. Feelgood with She's A Wind Up. Till next week Merry Christmas and see ya!."
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