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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 1st August 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 Patti Smith, Alice Cooper and AC/DC.

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 - 1st August 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - The Skids - Into The Valley
  • 02 - Janis Joplin - Move Over
  • 03 - The Small Faces - Tin Soldier.
  • 04 - Kelly Reilly - Ballrooms Of Mars
  • 05 - Patti Smith - People Have The Power
  • 06 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - The Tale Of The Giant Stone Eater
  • 07 - Alice Cooper - Hallowed Be My Name
  • 08 - Nick Drake - River Man
  • 09 - Julian Lennon - Someday
  • 10 - UFO - This Fire Burns Tonight
  • 11 - The Cars - You're All I've Got Tonight
  • 12 - AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long

Show Intro

"Watcha mate. Good evening. Hello Alright. Yes, it's me. For it is The Joe Elliott Show right here on the marvellous Planet Rock. Sixty minutes of you know what coming your way. Starting off with the mighty Skids."

The Skids

"Yep I haven't got a clue what he was singing wither. In fact if my memory serves me many moons ago there was an advert on TV where they used that song holding up boards with words that sounded like what he was singing. He being Richard Jobson. They being The Skids. It actually comes from a collection called The Very Best Of Stuart Adamson which has the greatest hits of The Skids and Big Country all on one collection. That is The Skids, a big hit for them in 1979, the song Into The Valley."

Janis Joplin

"So from a beautifully indecipherable singer to one whose voice showed the world that the shrieky screechy rock singing was not just the domain of men. This is Janis Joplin."

"And before that Janis Joplin one of the first female rock vocalists to really establish herself as credible and with all the pipes that anybody would ever need no matter what sex you are. Absolutely stunning stuff from her 1970 album Pearl we heard the song Move Over."

The Small Faces

"Now I'm not just playing that because its a fantastic song. I'm also playing it because I was the recipient this week of a fantastic bit of memorabilia from a very good friend of mine Mr. Ian Hampton. Once the bass player in Sparks. It's a notice that was put up in a shop ot a pub window back in the mid 60s. And it reads like this: Lead guitarist aged 17 would like to join or start up rock group. Some experience in pubs. Only after 6pm please to Ron. And an address in Romford Road, Forest Gate. Ron happened to be Ronnie Lane. And the gentleman that came along to join was one Mr. Steve Marriott. Heard there in his absolute pomp. Fantastic stuff from the Absolutely The Best collection. That is The Small Faces with Tin Soldier."

Kelly Reilly

"Now sticking with the ladies for a little longer now. Sometimes it's really good to go on the Bandcamp website and see what you can get. I've pulled some good stuff off there. Cherie Curie for example. Once the lead singer in The Runaways did a great version of Leader Of The Pack. Here was have a fantastic cover of a T. Tex song. Done by a lady who I've never heard of before. But I am absolutely gonna be following her career from now on. This is a great bit of work from a lady called Kelly Reilly."

"And before that I downloaded it from the Bandcamp website. Well worth checking out. It is a cover of a song originally featured on Slider. T. Rex's 1972 album. The artist Kelly Reilly. The song Ballrooms Of Mars."

Patti Smith

"She's probably best known for her cover of Bruce Springsteen's Because The Night. She is Patti Smith. And there from the album Dream Of Life a song that U2 used as walk on music on a tour about five of six years ago. And that really was a statement of intent. The song is People Have The Power."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the supersonic Planet Rock. It's time for a little break, and when we come back, complete bonkerzoid stuff from the Sensational Alex Harvey Band."

Sensational Alex Harvey Band

"And before that what Trish Guerin, Paul Guerin's good lady wife calls wizard music. And I can see what she means on this particular tune. It is from the Sensational Alex Harvey Band album from 1975. Tomorrow Belongs To Me. It is the wonderfully gonzoid The Tale Of The Giant Stone Eater."

Alice Cooper

"Fellow Planet Rock presenter there Alice Cooper from his 1971 album Live It To Death. The little heard Hallowed Be My Name."

Nick Drake

"Right then after all that craziness I think I should just temper it down a little bit. And there's always room in my life for a little bit of Nick Drake."

"And before that magnificent stuff. He just never got the dues he deserved during his lifetime. But he certainly got them afterwards. it is Nick Drake from an album called Five Leaves Left. the song River Man."

Julian Lennon

"If you were listening hard enough and you were going that sounds like Steven Tyler singing backing vocals. You would of won yourself a Mars Bar. It is in fact Steven Tyler whose singing along there with Julian Lennon. From a 2013 album called Everything Changes. The song Someday."


"OK time to ramp it back up again. Here's some UFO for ya. Take it away Andy Parker."

"And before that we heard UFO from the album No Place To Run. 1979. The first studio album to feature Paul Chapman on guitar when he replaced Michael Schenker. The album was produced by Sir George Martin of The Beatles fame. It was recorded at his studio in The Bahamas. Nice work if you can get it. So no doubt Sir Geoege was wandering in and out in his little Hawaiian shirt and Pinacolada in hand. Advising the boys on what to do and what not to do on that wonderful song that we just heard. This Fire Burns Tonight."

The Cars

"From their magnificent 1978 debut album. That is The Cars with You're All I've Got Tonight."

Show Outro

"And that my friends 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."

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with this that was 40 years old last Saturday. So my apologies for not playing something from this album last week. But by the time I realised, my show was already out into the atmosphere. So I'm playing it a week late. But nevermind. I got a chance to hear this album before it was released because same maangement. Peter Mensch brought the cassette tape onto our tour bus in 1980 and said. This is the next album from the band that you opened for last year. That last year would have been 1979. That band were AC/DC who we opened for on the Highway To Hell tour. This was the follow up album with their brand new singer Mr. Brian Johnson. Of course it's the biggest selling rock album of all time. It is Back In Black. And this, until next week, is You Shook Me All Night Long."

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