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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 27th 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 Terrorvision, Rush and Elton John.

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 - 27th July 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - Terrorvision - Oblivion
  • 02 - Fire In Her Eyes - Presenting
  • 03 - Rebecca Downes - Hurts
  • 04 - Cherie Currie - Cherry Bomb
  • 05 - Throwan Rocks - Lost In Babylon
  • 06 - Rush - The Anarchist
  • 07 - Jethro Tull - Sweet Dream
  • 08 - T. Rex - Rock On
  • 09 - Elton John - Billy Bones And The White Bird
  • 10 - Pink Floyd - Paintbox
  • 11 - The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
  • 12 - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - I Need To Know

Show Intro

"Evening music lovers and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is this week coming to you all the way from a place called Saskatoon in Saskatchewan in Canada. We have headed West. We're heading towards the West Coast of Canada and then we're gonna drop down towards Las Vegas. But that's not for a couple of weeks. We've got about three of four shows left. We've only done a couple of shows since we were last together. We played London. We played Winnipeg and tonight we've got Saskatoon."

"We've also tonight got sixty minutes of great music. And how do you make friends and influence people?. By playing this lot. This is Terrorvision."


"Leppard fans with a long memory may remember that in 1996 when we were promoting the Slang album we had Terrorvision as our special guests all over the UK. And in fact all over Europe for about 8 weeks. And I have to say they were the funnest band that we have probably ever toured with. Especially young Shutty on the drums. I could say more but I've probably said too much already. They were magnificent partners to go out with. Brilliant, great fun. The album is How To Make Friends And Influence People. The band is Terrorvision and the song. The huge hit that was Oblivion."

Fire In Her Eyes

"Now a big shout out to everybody that has been emailing in over the last month or so. I've been getting so many emails it's hard to get through them all. But thank you very much for the positivity coming our way it's amazing. I've also had amongst those emails a bunch of suggestions. And some of them really were worth taking note of. This is something that really caught my ear this week. I'm not even sure they've got a record deal. But I really love this. Three girls called Fire In Her Eyes."

"And before that three young girls called Fire In Her Eyes with a great bit of psycho pop called Presenting."

Rebecca Downes

"That was another suggestion. And not really a suggestion more of a demand actually from one of our lucky listeners. And as we all know this is not a request show but I'm always open to suggestions if something I think might fit. And this lady was seen by this guy opening for The Quireboys so that piqued my interest. Her name is Rebecca Downes. The song is called Hurts and I thought it really would work well in this show."

Cherie Currie

"OK so from two female artists that were at least to me relatively unknown. To one that I have been familiar with since 1976 when I first saw her live. Here hanging out with two of her heroes Wayne Kramer from the MC5 and Marky Ramone from er... The Ramones!. This is Cherie Currie with a brand new recording of an old Runaways classic."

"And before that Cherie Currie from The Runaways. The song was originally on their debut album back in 1976. But that was a re-record with Marky Ramone and Wayne Kramer. The song Cherry Bomb."

Throwan Rocks

"That is a band called Throwan Rocks. And it's not throwing. Its Throwan Rocks. Don't ask me. Featuring Steve Brown who manfully has stepped in for both Vivian and Phil when necessary in Def Leppard situations where we've either had an illness or a family emergency and the show has to go on as you know. It is a fantastic song called Lost In Babylon. Good stuff sounds a bit Beatlesy. I quite like that."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show on Planet Rock. All the way from Saskatoon in Saskatchewan in Canada. It is time for a little break, and when we come back, I think it's time to get all anarchic with those clockwork angels from Canada themselves, Rush."


"And before that Rush from their last studio album I believe it was. The album is Clockwork Angels. The song we heard The Anarchist."

Jethro Tull

"Whilst I've been travelling around Canada these last few weeks I've been really enjoying reading a digital version of this brand new magazine that has just come out that is from start to finish all Jethro Tull. I've been a massive fan since I was about ten years old. And there from their collection Living In The Past was a fantastic tune called Sweet Dream."

T. Rex

"Now I'm not really sure who was the first rock and roller to wear a top hat. It could have been Ray Davies. It could have been Steve Marriott. It could have been Screaming Lord Such or even Arthur Brown. It certainly wasn't our good mate Slash because at least 15 years before Guns N' Roses this gentleman was wearing one on the front cover of his 1972 album Slider. This gentleman is Marc Bolan and his band T. Rex."

"And before that T. Rex from the album Slider featuring the fantastic photograph on the front cover of Marc Bolan in said top hat. Picture taken by Ringo Starr. How cool is that. The song we just heard Rock On."

Elton John

"Good friend of mine in Sheffield who was emailing me all last week saying you really should revisit the Elton John albums of the mid 70s. Specifically Rock Of The Westies. I thought why not sit in the bath put one on. Yes!, yes indeed there are some great songs on that album. So I thought I'd stick one in tonight. From said album Rock Of The Westies that is Elton John with Billy Bones And The White Bird."

Pink Floyd

"At the top of the show I played a song by a band called Fire In her Eyes which I dubbed as Psycho Pop. Here are the Daddies of psycho pop before they became global superstars. This from the early years is Pink Floyd."

"And before that we heard Pink Floyd from their 11 CD collection The Early Years with a great bit of work called Paintbox."

The Small Faces

"OK so a friend of mine sent me this email earlier this week and I have to share this with you because it is fantastic. Tony Robinson who is the guy that we've seen in these documentaries where they dig up your garden and find old coins and stuff. But come on to you and I he's Baldrick from Blackadder. Well when he was a young boy he had a friend called Steve and they used to hang out in this park. And they found out that years before this park used to be a garden that belonged to some big wig that worked for the East India Company supplying opium to China. Well tht young boy was called Steve Marriott actually. So the park became the song Itchycoo Park. What are the chances that Baldrick and Steve Marriott from The Small Faces being school buddies. it's insane. I love that. I absolutely love that."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, all the way from Saskatoon in Saskatchewan in Canada, is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure but you know that because I it every week and I mean it every week. Next week I shall be coming to you from I don't know where because I'm going for a ten day break with my family before Def Leppard hits Las Vegas with everything that it's got."

"So until next week I'm gonna leave you with this. From his magnificent box set Playback this is Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers with I Need To Know. Until next week see ya!."

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