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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 11th April 2020 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 Van Halen, E.L.O. and Status Quo.

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 - 11th April 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Van Halen - Panama
  • 02 - Babe Ruth - Wells Fargo
  • 03 - E.L.O. - Poker
  • 04 - Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man
  • 05 - Rush - Something For Nothing
  • 06 - Family - My Friend The Sun
  • 07 - Mick Ronson - Woman
  • 08 - Japan - Loves On Main Street
  • 09 - The Tubes - What Do You Want From Life
  • 10 - Focus - Sylvia
  • 11 - Atomic Rooster - Devil's Answer
  • 12 - Status Quo - Paper Plane

Show Intro

"Greetings music lovers and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. The amazing Planet Rock actually. Just about every person that's working for this radio station is working from home. And what a feat that is to pull off. That's the commitment that everybody has made to bring music to you guys 24/7, 365. And how many of those 365 it's gonna last for none of us know, but it's amazing that we can do this. I'm just glad to be able to play my little part in this whole big picture. For sixty minutes or so gonna keep your spirits as high as possible. Starting off with this one that goes all the way back to 1984."

Van Halen

"From the last album that Van Halen did with David Lee Roth as their lead singer right up until about, I think it was 2012, when they started working together again on a semi-permanent basis if you like. The album is 1984. The band obviously it's Van Halen. And the song the mighty Panama."

Babe Ruth

"Now this week, as most weeks, I've been conversing with my friends the way that we always do lockdown or no lockdown. Which is by text or email. My friends live all over the world. So I can't be waking them up at four in the morning with this great idea. So it's easier to just leave a message that they can wake up to. One of the theme's of this weeks conversation was bands that we grew up listening to. It's a recurring theme as you can imagine. But one of the band's that came up was this next crowd. Who I've not played for a long time. So I think they deserve a spin now. I saw them twice at the Top Rank in Sheffield back in the mid 70s and they were magnificent. They are Babe Ruth."

"And before that we heard Babe Ruth featuring the wonderful Jenny Haan on vocals. The album is Third Base. the song Wells Fargo."


"You know for all his single chart success I think that is probably my favourite E.L.O. song save for 10538 Overture. Magnificent stuff from the album Face The Music. It is Poker."

Ozzy Osbourne

"Now I am still really digging this new song here. Now here's the facts. If you can get Duff McKagan, Slash and Elton John not only to just play piano but also sing on the title track of your new album then you are no ordinary man at all. This is Ozzy Osbourne."

"And before that brilliant brilliant stuff. Brand new Ozzy Osbourne. Title track from his latest album Ordinary Man."


"Cor, haven't heard that for a long time. Brilliant stuff there from Rush. It's from the album 2112. In fact the 40th anniversary re-release with all the bonus stuff and the fantastic artwork that they always seem to do. The song is Something For Nothing."

"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 gonna climb up on to the bandstand with Family."


"And before that we heard Family featuring the very Marmite vocals of Mr. Rogar Chapman. And by the way I love Marmite. the album is Bandstand. The song that we just heard. The wonderful My Friend The Sun."

Mick Ronson

"Featuring one of the greatest guitar solos ever played by him. Or in fact indeed anybody. That is as you all know one of my favourite guitarists of all time Mr. Mick Ronson. From his second solo album back in 1975. The album is Play Don't Worry. The song one of two covers by a band called the Pure Prairie League. The other one being Angel No. 9. The one we just heard Woman."


"Right moving on from what you might call a more standard classic rock. To something a little bit more arty. This is Japan."

"And before that we heard Japan from their debut album in 1977. The album is Adolescent Sex. The song we heard Lovers On Main Street."

The Tubes

"Well why not. Yes they were always a little eccentric. Love them to death they are The Tubes from their debut album back in 1975. That is What Do You Want From Life."


"Now I know my show's only 60 minutes long, but there's always room to go Dutch with some operatic yodelling rock. This is Focus."

"And before that Focus, unbelievable. They were so popular overnight almost in the UK because of an appearance on the Old Grey Whistle Test. That Polydor Records had to stop pressing every other artist they had the next day to just focus on Focus. That's how much impact they made on that particular show. The song is Sylvia. Great bit of work."

Atomic Rooster

"They were born out of the ashes of The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and in fact also for a little while featured Carl Palmer from Emerson, Lake and Palmer fame on drums. They are Atomic Rooster with one of a couple of hit singles that they had back in the early 70s. That one called Devil's Answer."

Show Outro

"And just about brings this show to an end folks. Been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time for some more lockdown love."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with this. This really should help us all take off a little bit. From the album Piledriver. This is the mighty Status Quo with Paper Plane. Until next week see ya!."

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