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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 25th January 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 Montrose, Mott The Hoople and Supertramp.

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 January 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Montrose - Matriach
  • 02 - Woody Woodmansey's U-Boat - Movie Star
  • 03 - Mott The Hoople - Born Late '58
  • 04 - Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man
  • 05 - John Lennon - Mind Games
  • 06 - Supertramp - Sister Moonshine
  • 07 - Steely Dan - Haitian Divorce
  • 08 - Dave Edmunds - I Knew The Bride
  • 09 - Dick Dale - Miserlou
  • 10 - The Who - Got Nothing To Prove
  • 11 - Sinceros - Take Me To Your Leader
  • 12 - Roxy Music - Do The Strand

Show Intro

"'Allo mateys and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is great to be back with you once again. Hope you've all been well since we were last together. What have we got for you tonight?. Well in my humble opinion great music, but it's very eclectic tonight. Let's start off by going back to the mid seventies. Little bit of Montrose for you."


"They were on the bill opening for The Who when they played Charlton Athletic's football ground back in 1974. But that of course was with their original singer Mr. Sammy Hagar. This is the post Hagar Montrose. Their third album but the first with a singer called Bob James. The album is called Warner Brothers Presents. It is of course Montrose. The song Matriach."

Woody Woodmansey's U-Boat

"Now the former David Bowie drummer, fellow Yorkshireman and overall good egg. Yes the legendary Woody Woodmansey has recently been out on the road working with Tony Visconti David Bowie's long time producer. Over the last few years they've been out promoting the likes of the entire Man Who Sold The World album which never got played back in the day when it first came out because David Bowie pretty much wasn't touring and moved straight on to recording what turned out to be Hunky Dory. Well they took it out on the road a couple of years ago. I'm not sure what they've actually been playing over this last month or so. But let's have a listen to what Woody Woodmansey got up to after he left Bowie and before he started working with the likes of Art Garfunkel. This is U-Boat."

"Before that Woody Woodmansey. Luckily this legend is still alive and he's out there touring still with Tony Visconti. There we just heard him from the debut, in fact the only album, by Woody Woodmansey's U-Boat back in 1976. The song we heard Movie Star."

Mott The Hoople

"Yes seeing as it's just a few days past the third anniversary of his passing, don't you just hate January. I thought I would play that. It is Mott The Hoople from their 1974 album The Hoople with Born Late '58. Sung by the legend that is Pete 'Overend' Watts. Pete and I became pretty good friends very early 1983, maybe late '82. I remember meeting him at a party that I went to with Razzle who was the drummer with Hanoi Rocks back in the day. And me and Pete kind of bonded quite well. Met him a lot of times at his junk shop in Acton and we decided during the 1983 tour of the USA that we were on to play postal chess. Well that didn't work out too well because it was long before email so we had to send our moves via snail mail on postcards. Easy enough for me to send one to him in Acton. Not so easy for him to track me down in a hotel somewhere in the US. So I think it was about four moves in when the game finally got abandoned. Mott The Hoople 1974 Born Late '58."

Ozzy Osbourne

"Now I have to admit I did not hear this coming at all. But I'm glad it did. Featuring Elton John, this is Ozzy Osbourne."

"And before that the biggest Beatles fan on the planet Ozzy Osbourne. Brand new album out next month. It is produced I believe by Andrew Mott who was the guitar player in California Breed. if you remember them. The album also features the likes of Duff McKagan and Slash from Guns N' Roses. Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And on that particular track that we just heard Elton John on co-lead vocals and piano. The song we heard is the title track Ordinary Man."

John Lennon

"Now that song follows on very nicely from the previous tune doesn't it. That of course is John Lennon with Mind Games."

"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, crisis?, what crisis?. Yep you guessed it, it's Supertramp."

Supertramp - Sister Moonshine

"And before that we heard Supertramp from their 1975 album Crisis What Crisis with Sister Moonshine."

Steely Dan

"What a very unique band they were or are, because they are still technically still on the road touring in one form or another. It is Steely Dan from the collection Showbiz Kids with Haitian Divorce."

Dave Edmunds

"Right up next a couple of killer tunes from a couple of killer guitarists. On these particular tracks though one of them sings and the other one doesn't. Starting off with Dave Edmunds"

"Before that we heard the mighty Dave Edmunds from his Many Sides Of collection. And this goy can sing. Great guitarist but what a voice too. Big hit for him I Knew The Bride."

Dick Dale

"Wow absolutely breathless stuff there. Isn't that just magnificent. That my friends we may remember best as a song that featured so brilliantly in the 1994 movie Pulp Fiction. But the song goes way back before then. The version we just heard is a guy called Dick Dale from his Guitar Legend collection. From 1962 the song is called Miserlou. Miser Lou, tomato, tomatoe?. I'm not really sure how you pronounce it, but the song goes way back before then. It was a massive piano piece that was a big hit in the American charts in 1946 and 1942. But it goes back centuries because it's actually based on an Egyptian folk song. Who knew?."

The Who

"Now from a couple of guys who got a foothold in the industry back in the 60s to a band that did exactly the same. This is brand new. But you'd think it was from way back then. This is The Who "

"And before that brand new Who. From the album Who. It is actually a bonus track that's sung by Pete Townshend and it does sound like an old demo that he's just put a huge orchestra on. I'm not sure if that is the story behind it or not. But it really does sound like 1966 to me. I absolutely love it. the song is called Got Nothing To Prove. And Pete no you don't."


"To my ears that could easily have been The Cars couldn't it. It's very very similar. It's that synthesizer sound I think's is a bit of a giveaway there. It is from 1979. It is a band called the Sinceros. The song Take Me To Your Leader."

Show Outro

"TAnd 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 for more of the same only just a little bit different."

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with this for your pleasure. Yes it is Roxy Music and Do The Strand. Until next week see ya!."

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