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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 25th July 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, and Def Leppard.

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 July 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Van Halen - Unchained
  • 02 - Aerosmith - Outta Your Head
  • 03 - Alice Cooper - Fireball
  • 04 - Def Leppard - American Girl
  • 05 - Coverdale/Page - Shake My Tree
  • 06 - Ted Nugent - Strangehold
  • 07 - The Who - Detour
  • 08 - T. Rex - Sunken Rags
  • 09 - Nazareth - Broken Down Angel
  • 10 - Rod Stewart - Stone Cold Sober
  • 11 - Bad Company - Honey Child
  • 12 - Pat Travers - You Don't Love Me

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the marvelous Planet Rock. What have we got in store for you tonight. Well the usual sicty minutes of sexy sounds. Or one hour of wonderment. Either way fair warning, this is Van Halen."

Van Halen

"From their fourth album back in 1981. That's the mighty Van Halen. The album is Fair Warning and the song, and what a riff on that song, is Unchained."


"Right from one American institution to a couple more. Starting off with Aeromsith."

"And before that we heard Aerosmith from one of their most overlooked albums in my opinion. Just Push Play. It's a great album. The song we heard Outta Your Head."

Alice Cooper

"It's a little known fact folks but that's song's actually appeared before on record in a slightly different format. That song was on an album by a gentleman called Rick Tedesco. The album was called A Light In The Attic. And the song was co-written by Denis Dunaway. So I'm guessing that when Alice Cooper got the original band back together about three or four years ago he said has anybody got anything and Dennis played him this song and Alice went I kinda like that but let's rework it a bit which is exactly what they did for the 2017 album Paranormal. The song is Fireball."

Def Leppard

"So we have started this week's show off with three classic American institutions in the field of rock. Here's a fourth but with a twist. This is a Tom Petty song but performed by Def Leppard. Well, sort of."

"And before that it comes under the name of Def Leppard but in actual fact it's just myself and Vivian Campbell tarting up an old demo of his."

"When Def Leppard did the YEAH! album we were asked to produce a bunch of extra tracks for a kind of a bonus CD in different areas of the world. And we didn't really have that much music left. So we were kind of scrambling aroud to record some acoustic stuff."

"And then Vivian said well I've got this backing track for American Girl and I said sent it to me, send it to me. And that's what you ended up with American Girl."

"It will be featured on the third box set which should be coming out post-COVID let's say. Relatively soon. I don't know when. So Def Leppard from the YEAH! sessions there."


"Well I think that album's due a re-release don't you with many bonus tracks hopefully. Oh please Jimmy. Please David. You know you want to. From 1992 that is Coverdale/Page from the album of the same name. The song Shake My Tree."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It's time for a little break, and when we come back, we're gonns go all great gonzo with the Great Gonzo"

Ted Nugent

"And before that the great gonzo Ted Nugent. Who's showed us a few things, what to do and what not to do when we toured with him back in 1980. the song we just heard Strangehold."

The Who

"I do hope when all this strangeness has blown over that we get a chance to see The Who play live again. And I really hope that they play something off their latest album because it's a really good record with some great songs on it. Now of course with a band like The Who with such a vast back catalogue of brilliant songs they're never gonna play more than one or two maybe three new songs on a tour. But it would be great if we could hear that one 'cause it's one of my favourites from their latest album which is just called Who. The song Detour."

T. Rex

"Now from a time period where the B-Side of a piece of seven inch plastic was as valuable as and also possibly as good as the A-Side. Here is a brilliant B-Side from said period. This is T. Rex."

"And before that we heard T. Rex featuring of course the wonderful Marc Bolan. These days you can find it as a bonus track on the album Tanks. But back in 1972 it was one of two songs on the B-Side of Children Of The Revolution. The other track being Jitterbug Love. The one we just heard Sunken Rags."


"Now they rarely get mentioned in the same breath as their compatriots from the 70s. The likes of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep. And that's a real shame because they're a really really good band. They are Nazareth and there from the Razzamanaz album we just heard one of their big hit singles Broken Down Angel. ."

Rod Stewart

"OK so now we're gonna cross the Atlantic once again but this time it's for a relocated Brit. This is Rod Stewart."

"And before that Rod Stewart sounding about as close as he ever sounded as a solo artist to the band he left which were The Faces. From the album Atlantic Crossing we heard Stone Cold Sober ."

Bad Company

"Oh what pipes that gentleman has. What a fantastic voice. That is of course Mr. Paul Rodgers the lead singer of Bad Company. Their third album Run With The Pack. The song we just heard Honey Child."

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. We're gonna stay that side of the Atlantic. And go north into Canada. Specifically into Toronto to a gentleman who relocated from Toronto over to London. Confused?, don't be. It's Pat Travers from his second solo album Makin' Magic and You Don't Love Me. Until next week see ya!."

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