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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 23rd May 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 Alice Cooper, Robert Plant and David Bowie.

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 - 23rd May 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Rainbow - Sensitive To Light (Rough Mix)
  • 02 - Alice Cooper - Don't Give Up
  • 03 - Doctors Of Madness - Make It Stop (Ft. Joe Elliott)
  • 04 - David Bowie - Rosalyn
  • 05 - The Pretty Things - Walking Through My Dreams
  • 06 - Robert Plant - Slow Dancer
  • 07 - The Doobie Brothers - Black Water
  • 08 - John Lennon - Power To The People
  • 09 - Jeff Beck And Johnny Depp - Isolation
  • 10 - Wayward Sons - Us Against The World
  • 11 - World Party - Ship Of Fools
  • 12 - F-Ups - All The Young Dudes

Show Intro

"Evening all. Welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the fantastic Planet Rock. It is always great to be with you. We have sixty minutes of you know what coming your way. You I was just thinking about this. We're what nine/ten weeks into this lockdown. So if you've been at home for this entire time with your curtains drawn. And now that we're allowed out a little bit, you've just opened them up for the first time in what two months. You may well be a little bit sensitive to light."


"From the career spanning A Light In The Black that is Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. Or just Rainbow as it's credited. Featuring Ronnie James Dio on lead vocals. It is the rough mix of the song Sensitive To Light."

Alice Cooper

"Now talking of lockdowns and all things Coronavirus. One of our fellow presenters has got something to say about this. Take it away Alice Cooper."

"And before that Alice Cooper with a brand new song all about our current situation. It is called Don't Give Up."

Doctors Of Madness

"Now the leader of that particular outfit Mr. Richard Strange or Kid Strange as he's known to his friends. Must have been a bit of a soothsayer last year because he wrote an entire album called Dark Times. And my goodness lyrically it is very very dark indeed. He must have seen all this coming. That is the Doctors Of Madness from their 2019 album with the song Make It Stop."

David Bowie

"Well you may have heard this week that the that the grim reaper has been back again claiming another one of our own. More on that in a little while. Here's David Bowie."

"And before we heard David Bowie from the 1973 covers album Pin Ups with his version of the old Pretty Things classic Rosalyn. Rest in peace Phil May."

The Pretty Things

"Yes you may have read or you may have heard that Phil May the lead vocalist for The Pretty Things has gone to join the great gig in the sky. He had an accident on a bicycle, needed hip surgery. Sadly complications set in and he didn't make it. Now The Pretty Things were an anomaly I suppose. They were a fantastic band but they never really made it. There was a tentative connection with The Rolling Stones in the very early days. But they had their own thing and are credited for possibly the first ever concept album. Even before The Who. An album called S.F. Sorrow. The track we just heard is actually a bonus track these days on that album. Fantastic song called Walking Through My Dreams."

"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, we're going slow dancing with Robert Plant."

Robert Plant

"And before that Robert Plant from his debut solo album back in 1982. The album is Pictures At Eleven. The song featuring Cozy Powell on the drums and what a noise he made. The song Slow Dancer."

The Doobie Brothers

"Now I know it's hard to believe but during this situation that we're all living through some good things have actually happened. Specifically on the music front. A lot of people obviously in lockdown have figured out a way of recording remotely even when all the bands live in different countries even. And different cities, certainly in different houses. And all I can say is the song that we just heard please go on YouTube when you get a chance and watch the re-record that The Doobie Brothers did of this particular song. It is fantastic. I dare say even better than the version that we've just heard. Originally on the album What Once Were Vices Are Now Habits. It is the Doobie Brothers with Black Water."

John Lennon

"Right here's a couple of tunes from everybody's favourite working class hero. One his own, one a fantastic re-work. Pray silence for the late great John Lennon."

"And before that we heard John Lennon himself from h Working Class Hero The Definitive Collection with the magnificent Power To The People."

Jeff Beck And Johnny Depp

"That has just been released and there is an album on its way. It is Jeff Beck And Johnny Depp who knew. Some great playing from Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp is no slouch either. That's an fantastic re-work of an old John Lennon song ironically titled Isolation."

Wayward Sons

"Well we heard from a fellow Planet Rock presenter earlier in the show in the shape of one Mr. Alice Cooper. Here's another one. Mr. Toby Jepson and his Wayward Sons."

"And before that Wayward Sons from their latest album The Truth Ain't What It Used To Be. With a wonderful bit of work called Us Against The World."

World Party

"Fantastic stuff there from World Party. The album is Private Revolution. The song the huge worldwide hit that was Ship Of Fools."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time 'cause I think I kind of figured out how to remember which day it is."

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with this. Now this song was written by David Bowie and was a huge hit for Mott The Hoople in 1972. Any clues?. It was also covered very faithfully by World Party who we just heard. This particular version however is about as different as it gets. The name of the band I'm not allowed to say. Let's just say they would be called the F-Ups if I was allowed to say it. This is a magnificent re-work of All The Young Dudes. Until next week see ya!."

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