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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 7th March 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 T. Rex, David Bowie and Mott The Hoople.

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 - 7th March 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Sex Pistols - God Save Tbe Queen
  • 02 - T. Rex - Metal Guru
  • 03 - David Bowie - Suffragette City
  • 04 - Mick Ronson - Angel No. 9
  • 05 - Lou Reed - Satellite Of Love
  • 06 - Rod Stewart -Reason To Believe
  • 07 - The Tubes - White Punks On Dope
  • 08 - Sweet - Fox On The Run
  • 09 - Slade - Take Me Back Home
  • 10 - Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
  • 11 - Sparks - Amateur Hour
  • 12 - Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes

Show Intro

"Evening. Welcome again to The Joe Elliott show. Guess what it's the 500th Joe Elliott show. 500 not out. Geoff Boycott would oh so be proud. To think it was only supposed to be six shows back in 2010 to launch the first Down 'n' Outz album but here we are still together. "

"No agenda tonight I've just picked 12 songs that are representative of over millions of songs that I absolutely adore. Can't play them all. Randomly picked 12 that I really really enjoy listening to all the time. Sure they'll be something for everybody tonight. Let's all be upstanding please for the national anthem."

Sex Pistols

"After the demise of Glam and the onslaught of disco back in the mid 70s some of us of a certain age kind of thought it might have been the end of the end, but then Punk Rock came along to save the day. It certainly saved mine when one of the greatest albums of that period Never Mind The Bollocks. And yes that word is in the Englush dictionary so we can use it. That's the Sex Pistols there with the wonderful God Save Tbe Queen."

T. Rex

"Now just five years before them this mere mortal was dreaming about being this guy."

"And before that from the same year which happens to be 1972 we heard T. Rex featuring the wonderful Marc Bolan. Pictures, posters all over my bedroom wall when I was 12 years old. The album is Slider. The song Metal Guru."

David Bowie

"The very song that Def Leppard ever learnt to play and what a song to hang your hat on. I've dined out on that one quite often. Even the man himself was impressed when I told him that we started our career off performing that song. It is from the album Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. it's David Bowie with Suffragette City."

Mick Ronson

"And keeping the Bowie connection going for just a couple of songs more. Here's his former side kick and wonderful guitar player Mr. Mick Ronson."

"Obviously helped along on its way because it was produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson who we just heard before there from his second album. TAhe album is Play Don't Worry. The song we heard a cover of an old Pure Priaire League number Angel No. 9."

Lou Reed

"From the most commercially successful of his albums that is Lou Reed from 1972. the album is Transformer. The song we heard Satellite Of Love."

"You are listening to the 500th, count 'em. 500th Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is time for a little break. And when we come back, a story from Rod Stewart."

Rod Stewart

"And before that we heard Rod Stewart from yes I know you've heard it all before. The first album that I ever bought back in 1971 for 2 pounds and 11 pence. Still got it, still got the sticker on it. The album is Every Picture Tells A Story. The song Reason To Believe."

The Tubes

"Quite possibly the best hybrid of Glam and Punk ever recorded from 1975. That is The Tubes. Recently covered of course if you're a fan by the Down 'n' Outz. The only cover on the current album This Is How We Roll. But that is the wonderful White Punks On Dope.


"About a year ago I saw a trailer for a movie which featured this next song and over the following 24 hours about a further 84 million people saw this trailer. So you can imagine how devastated I was when the film finally came out the song wasn't in the movie. However it did raise the band's profile. So much so that the song streamed all over the world back at the number one spot. The movie was Guardians Of The Galaxy II. The band Sweet."

"And before that Sweet from their Lost Singles non album Greatest Hits collection. Whatever it's called. The massively successful Fox On The Run."


"Yes I know I played them last week but I'm playing them again this week because a they're a very important band and b the news came in this week that drummer Don Powell sadly suffered a stroke. So let's hope for a speedy and full recovery so he can get on with his plans of forming his own version of Slade to go back out on the road at some point in the near future with a bit of luck .There from their collection Feel The Noise Greatest Hits is Take Me Back Home."

Roxy Music

"Now when I first started getting really interested in music it was starting to go off in different directions. There was the standard rock and hen there was there was space rock and art rock. And there was some bands that really did sound like they came from outer space like say Cockney Rebel, David Bowie And The Spiders From Mars. And these next couple of acts starting off here with Roxy Music."

"And before that it was a standalone single back in 1972. These days you can find it on their debut album. It is Roxy Music. It is the wonderful Virginia Plain."


"Now I get it that they might not be everybody's cup of tea. But when they broke on their third album they really did show the world that they did things very differently on their own terms. And they absolutely raised the bar on how to make rock music. They are Sparks from the album Kimono My House in 1974 with Amateur Hour their second big hit single."

Show Outro

"And that my friends on what has been my 500th show for Planet Rock is about it for this week. I genuinely, genuinely hope that I can bring you 500 more because I have so much fun bringing these songs to you week in week out. God bless Planet Rock for allowing me cart blanche to play anything I like. And god bless you all for listening."

"So for this week I'm gonna finish with what I would consider you would all think is the most obvious song that I could possibly play right now. My favourite song of all time. Written into my will that it will be played as I'm dropped into the hole and I climb the curtain invisibule to join the great gig in the sky. From 1972 written by David Bowie for Mott The Hoople from the album of the same name. This is All The Young Dudes. Until next week see ya!."

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