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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 21st 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 KISS, Muse and Billy Squier.

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 - 21st March 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Ellen Foley - Stupid Girl
  • 02 - David Bowie - Fashion
  • 03 - Tyrannosaurus Rex - Salamanda Palaganda
  • 04 - Muse - Mercy
  • 05 - Billy Squier - In The Dark
  • 06 - Supertramp - Fool's Overture
  • 07 - Barclay James Harvest - Crazy City
  • 08 - Mott The Hoople - Sweet Jane
  • 09 - Terrorvision - Oblivion
  • 10 - Cheap Trick - How About You
  • 11 - KISS - Shout It Out Loud

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Which is operating these days in a very un-wonderful world. What a strange strange time we are living in, but hopefully everybody's staying safe and protected out there. My job for the next 60 minutes and every week is to take your mind away from such things and entertain you with what I like to think is a bunch of great songs. This is a great way to start a show. This is also a great way to start a song. Take it away Ian Hunter."

Ellen Foley

"You know for many many years I thought the intro guitar on that was actually Mick Ronson, but no it's not. He did co-produce the album and he's all over the album but it was actually played by his co-producer Ian Hunter who told me himself just a few months back. It's a fantastic album. It came out in 1979. It is called Night Out. It's Ellen Foley and I would like to dedicate that track to the young quote unquote lady who took the coronavirus challenge of licking an airplane toilet seat. Stupid Girl."

David Bowie

"So from Mick Ronson to his old boss. From the aptly titled Scary Monsters album this is David Bowie."

"Before that David Bowie from the 1980 album Scary Monsters with the huge it Fashion."

Tyrannosaurus Rex

"From the brilliantly titled Prophets, Seeers and Sages: The Angels Of The Ages album that is Tyrannosaurus Rex before the abbreviation to T. Rex and megastardom with a song called Salamanda Palaganda."


"Well no doubt we're all gonna be needing some of this pretty soon. This is Muse."

"And before that the mighty Muse from the album Drones with Mercy."

Billy Squier

"The first part of the Pyromania tour saw Def Leppard opening for that gentleman for about four or five weeks in 1983. And what great fun we had. He is Billy Squier. the album is Don't Say No. The song In The Dark."

"This is a pretty weirded out Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. We're headed into a little break. And when we come back, well even in their quietest moments I love this next band."


"Magnificent stuff there from Supertramp. All 10 minutes and 52 seconds of it. That is Fool's Overture from the album Even In the Quietest Moments."

Barclay James Harvest

"Now I swear to god the songs that I've chosen for tonight's show I don't pick them because they seem to have some kind of relevance to the situation that we're all living through right now. It's just that these songs have all got their own story to tell. And some of them just by coincidence seem to fit the bill. Including this one. This is Barclay James Harvest."

"And before that we heard Barclay James Harvest from an album called Everybody Is Everybody Else with, yes, Crazy City."

Mott The Hoople

"The opening track of their 1972 David Bowie produced album All the Young Dudes. That is Mott The Hoople with an old Velvet Underground tune called Sweet Jane. No doubt suggested to them by David Bowie as he was such a huge fan of Lou Reed."


"And again I hope this one doesn't come to fruition. This is Terrorvisionn."

"And before that Terrorvision from the album Hiw To Make Friends And Influence People. We heard the, and let's hope it doesn't come true, brilliant hit single Oblivion."

Cheap Trick

"From one of my favourite bands of all time. That is Cheap Trick from the album Standing On the Edge. Ha, there we go again!. The song is How About You."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. A week that has been a very strange one indeed. This is the new now. And we carry on as best we can until we can't. It's as simple as that. Escapism is something that I've traded in for over 40 years. That's what our music is in the band that I perform with."

"I'm gonna finish the show off with some fantastic escapism that actually influenced some of the stuff that we have done ourselves. From 1976, from the Destroyer album. This is KISS. And yes folks please do this from your balcony's, from your rooftops Shout It Out Loud. Until next week see ya!."

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