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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 23rd March 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 Whitesnake, David Bowie and Mick Ronson.

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 - 23rd March 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - Whitesnake - Trouble Is Your Middle Name
  • 02 - Horslips - Trouble (With A Capital T)
  • 03 - Jethro Tull - Witches Promise
  • 04 - Ellen Foley - Thunder And Rain
  • 05 - Kate Bush - The Dreaming
  • 06 - Rainbow - Stargazer
  • 07 - Hawkwind - Hurry On Sundown
  • 08 - The Kinks - Tired Of Waiting For You
  • 09 - David Bowie - Where Have All the Good Times Gone
  • 10 - The Faces - Borstal Boys
  • 11 - Mick Ronson - Growing Up And I'm Fine
  • 12 - Heavy Metal Kids - Delirious

Show Intro

"Aye aye and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Where else would you want to be right now. Sixty minutes of what I like to think of is magnificent music heading your way. Starting off with yet more brand new Whitesnake."


"Well actually David it's not, it's Thomas. As in Becket, Edison, More ,Waits, Hardy, or the tank engine. But let's not get into semantics shall we. That is brand new Whitesnake. It's from the album Flesh And Blood which is due out the 10th of May. The song Trouble Is Your Middle Name."


"And talking of trouble."

"Horslips from their 1976 opus The Book Of Invasions. The song we heard Trouble (With A Capital T)."

Jethro Tull

"From the rather magnificent double compilation album Living In The Past. That is Witches Promise from Jethro Tull who were a massive influence on the band who we heard just before them."

Ellen Foley

"Moving swiftly on from trouble to thunder and rain. This is Ellen Foley."

"And before that from 1979 Ellen Foley. The album Night Out produced by Mick Ronson and Ian Hunter. The song we heard, a cover of Graham Parker tune, Thunder And Rain."

Kate Bush

"Two magnificent ladies o rock there with very contrasting styles. We just heard from 1982 Kate Bush. The title track of the album The Dreaming ."

"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, we're going stargazing with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow."


"Out of the break we heard the thunderously epic Stargazer. Originally released in 1977 from Rainbow Rising. That is the New York Mix from the remastered version that came out just a little while ago."


"And that was followed by the quintessentially English Hawkwind from their Epocheclipse 30 years anniversary collection. The song we heard Hurry On Sundown."

The Kinks

"Now the term quintessentially English can also be laid at the feet of one Mr. Ray Davies. Here's a couple of examples of his work starting off logically with The Kinks."

"And before that The Kinks themselves from their Complete Collection with Tired Of Waiting For You."

David Bowie

"From the album that inspired Def Leppard to record a covers album back in 2006. The album was YEAH!. But that is David Bowie and most of The Spiders From Mars in fairness from 1973. The album is Pin Ups. The song that we just heard is the Ray Davies written Kinks tune Where Have All the Good Times Gone. "


"Right shut out the lights and draw the curtains 'cause here come the Borstal Boys. This is Rod Stewart and The Faces."

"And before that we heard from the album Ooh La La, The Faces featuring the mighty Rod Stewart on vocals of course. the song we heard Borstal Boys."

Mick Ronson

"From his 1974 debut album Slaughter On Tenth Avenue that is Mick Ronson with the David Bowie written Growing Up And I'm Fine. And what a fine song it is."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. In fact that's the last show from Joe's Garage for quite a while because I'm heading over to New York next week for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony. Which is taking place just over the bridge in Brooklyn. We are being inducted by Queen's Brian May. No better person to do it. What a great great honour to have Brian do that.."

" I shall be back with you next week. I don't know what kind of condition I'm gonna be in. So I might save all the stories of shenanigans and secrets until the following week. We shall see. This week though we're gonna end with this. I have played this before so I make no excuses for playing it again 'cause it's a fantastic way to end a show. A stonking song from the Heavy Metal Kids. These days you can find it as a bonus track on the album Kitsch, but it was their last ever standalone single in 1976. This my friends is Delirious. Until next week see ya!."

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