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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 20th July 2019 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2019. By dltourhistory

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 Alice Cooper, Tesla and Cheap Trick.

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 July 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - The Pink Fairies - The Snake
  • 02 - Alice Cooper - Fireball
  • 03 - Tesla - Shock
  • 04 - Duff McKagan - Wasted Heart
  • 05 - David Bowie - Space Oddity
  • 06 - UFO - Lonely Heart
  • 07 - Lissie - Electric Eye
  • 08 - Judas Priest - The Ripper
  • 09 - Sixx A.M. - Lies Of The Beautiful People
  • 10 - Cheap Trick - Radio Lover
  • 11 - Status Quo - Paper Plane
  • 12 - The Sweet - Set Me Free

Show Intro

"Good evening fellow music lovers and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is this week coming from a place called Hamilton in Ontario. It's about 50 miles outside of Toronto. We are five gigs into the 11 Canadian shows that we are doing this summer."

"We've got some fantastic music lined up for you tonight. So let's get straight on with it shall we. We're off to never never land with The Pink Fairies."

The Pink Fairies

"A band that's very hard to pin down. WHat were they?. Were they hippies?. Were they pro punk?. If they were they preceded punk by a good five years. They made three albums. They never really got anywhere but they did make a hell of a noise and they certainly weren't very normal. They are The Pink Fairies. That's from their album Never Never Land. The song is called The Snake."

Alice Cooper

"So from not normal to Paranormal. This is Alice Cooper."

"And before that Alice Cooper from his last studio outing in 2017. The album is Paranormal. The song we heard Fireball."


"They our our special guests on this current Canadian tour. They are Tesla and there from their most recent album Shock. Produced by one Mr. Phil Collen is the title track."

Duff McKagan

"OK gonna slow it down a little bit and bring some tenderness into the proceedings. This is from what is rapidly becoming ny favourite album of the year. This is Duff McKagan."

"And before that we heard Duff McKagan from his current and fantastic new solo album Tenderness with a beautiful song called Wasted Heart."

David Bowie

"That ladies and gentleman is an absolutely brand spanking new Tony Visconti remix of David Bowie's classic first ever hit Space Oddity. Which was written and recorded and released back in 1969 to celebrate the Moon Landing. Which we have just had the 50th anniversary of. Something that sadly I remember quite well although I was only nine years old at the time. Tony Visconti funnily enough when the song was originally recorded wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. He left it to his engineer Gus Dudgeon to do. It's a decision that Tony Visconti would regret over the years so I guess he's gone back in the studio to put things right."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming to you this week all the way from Hamilton in Ontario. Just up the road from Toronto. It's time for a little break, and when we come back, we're gonna go and visit the wild, the willing and the innocent with UFO."


"And before that UFO scratching what I believe is their inner Bruce Springsteen. For it has some amazing piano and saxophone work. Not something that you can say a lot with UFO. The album is The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent. The song that we heard Lonely Heart."


"Now if you were listening a couple of weeks ago you may well remember that I played a song called Diamonds And Rust which was written and recorded by the very folky Joan Baez. But I think to us Planet Rockers it is better known as a track from Judas Priest's 1977 album From Sin After Sin. And it also popper up a couple of years later on their amazing live album Unleashed In the East. Well one of our very eagle eared listeners sent me a fantastic email saying hey, if you're gonna play stuff like that you should really play this. And this is fantastic. That is a lady called Lissie with her version of Judas Priest's Electric Eye. Amazing stuff."

Judas Priest

"Which has actually got me thinking. Wouldn't it be great to hear Joan Baez do a version of Hell Bent For Leather. Well it's not likely to happen is it. So let's listen to some real Judas Priest shall we."

"And before that Judas Priest from their second studio album Sad Wings Of Destiny with a wonderful bit of work called The Ripper."

Sixx A.M.

"I haven't heard that for a while. It still sounds fantastic. That is Nikki Sixx's. Well it was his side project. I guess now it's his real band if he's still doing it. It is Sixx A.M. The album is called This Is Gonna Hurt. The song we heard Lies Of The Beautiful People."

Cheap Trick

"Right well if you're still listening you must be a radio lover. And so are Cheap Trick."

"And before that Cheap Trick from their last album We're Alright. The song Radio Lover."

Status Quo

"Two vastly different bands there sounding rather similar for a little while. I would imagine more by accident than design. That from the Piledriver album is Status Quo with Paper Plane, one of their many massive hits."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, all the way from Hamilton in Ontario, 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 from, wait for it, Saskatoon in Saskatchewan. Ooh what a mouthful."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with this. From Action The Ultimate Story. This is Sweet and Set Me Free. Until next week see ya!."

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