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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 25th May 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 Status Quo, Rush and The Sweet.

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 - 25th May 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - The Damned - New Rose
  • 02 - Status Quo - Down The Dustpipe
  • 03 - Guida - Number 10
  • 04 - Rush - The Anarchist
  • 05 - XTC - Senses Working Overtime
  • 06 - Supertramp - A Soapbox Opera
  • 07 - Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance
  • 08 - Dana Gillespie - Lavender Hill
  • 09 - Fairport Convention - Meet On The Ledge
  • 10 - The Sweet - Action
  • 11 - Delta Deep - Down In the Delta
  • 12 - Chicago - 25 Or 6 To 4

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the fantastic Planet Rock. Great to be with you one more time. Sixty minutes of all sorts of stuff lined up for you tonight including this one to start the show off with. So over to Dave Vanian to ask the immortal question."

The Damned

"Widely regarded these days as the first ever Punk Rock single released. It is The Damned with New Rose. The Damned could claim amongst their fans actually believe it or not Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. They used to sneak down into these little clubs in London and go and watch them. No doubt heavily disuised because they were part of the wave of music that bans like The Damned and the Pistols and The Clash were trying to destroy but ultimately they would fail because that's why we are here folks on Planet Rock."

Status Quo

"I like to play a bit of everything including some of the stuff that they did try and destroy. Like this the mighty Quo."

"And before that we heard indeed Status Quo from their best of collection of their early 60s stuff. the song Down The Dustpipe."


"Sounding like it comes from an era smack bang in the middle of The Damned and Status Quo and those bands started out. I'm talking maybe 1972. That is actually from 2010. What a tribute to that particular era. Very very authentic indeed. It is an Italian band called Guida but it is spelt G, I, U, D, A. The album is Racey Roller. The song we heard Number 10."


"Right over to Canada. Specifically Toronto to those Clockwork Angels. This is Rush "

" And before that fantastic return to form if they ever lost it in the first place. Rush from the album Clockwork Angels with The Anarchist."


"Two bands there very musical but very different in their ways. That is Swindon's XTC featuring the very wonderfully talented Andy Partridge. The album English Settlement one of the greatest double albums ever made. The song we heard the big hit Senses Working Overtime."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show on the very wonderful Planet Rock. It is time for a little break, and when we come back, we're gonna deal with a crisis what crisis? with Supertramp."


"And before that Supertramp from their 1975 follow up to Crime Of The Century. Could they follow it?. Oh yes they could. The album was Crisis? What Crisis?. The song we just heard A Soapbox Opera."

Steve Winwood

"I had the great pleasure of seeing that guy live a couple of months ago opening believe it or not for Steely Dan at the 3Arena in Dublin. And this is a guy who at the age of 15 had the most amazing voice. Think about that 15 years old when he was singing for the Spencer Davis Group. He would go on to join Traffic with the likes of Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. He would go on from there a wonderful solo career. He is Steve Winwood and from the album Arc Of A Diver back in 1980. We just heard While You See A Chance."

Dana Gillespie

"Back in 1972 when when David Bowie made his big breakthrough he also helped break a few more artists. I'm thinking of the likes of The Stooges, Mott The Hoople and Lou Reed. There was a stable of artists within his management company called Main Man that also gave it a good go. Didn't quite make it but there was some good stuff there including this. This is Dana Gillespie."

"And before that Dana Gillespie and if you're a bit of a fan of Bowie and The Spiders and you think you recognise the guitar player on that song. Well you were right it is Mick Ronson. From the album What Memories We Make it is the alternative version of Lavender Hill."

Fairport Convention

"Ah you know what sometimes you just can't beat a nice big fat slab of British folk rock and that is a fantastic example. That is Fairport Convention from 1968. I actually took that from an Island compilation album called You Can All Join In. The song Meet On The Ledge."

The Sweet

"Right then time to turn the amps up a little bit and make some beautiful noise. This is The Sweet."

"And before that Sweet with a song so fantastic that every member of Def Leppard wanted to cover it back in 1993 eventually turning up on the Retro-Active album. It is from the Ultimate Story. It is Action."

Delta Deep

"Outside of his work with Def Leppard that is by far my favourite Phil Collen song. It is Delta Deep from the album of the same name with Down In the Delta."

Show Outro

"And that my fellow music lovers is about it for this week. It has been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time just as Def Leppard will be wrapping up rehearsals for the upcoming European festival tour which includes our fantastic spot on Friday night at Download. Cannot wait for that."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with this from one of the biggest American bands that ever believe it or not. One of the few to ever really break Europe before the 80s came along. This from 1970 is Chicago with 25 Or 6 To 4. Until next week see ya!."

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