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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 9th 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 The Stranglers, The Who and Queen.

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 - 9th May 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - The Rolling Stones - Doom And Gloom
  • 02 - Big Country - Fields Of Fire
  • 03 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Midnight Moses
  • 04 - Alice Cooper - Wake The Dead
  • 05 - Back Street Crawler - New York, New York
  • 06 - The Stranglers - Down In The Sewer
  • 07 - The Stranglers - Golden Brown
  • 08 - The Damned - Smash It Up Pt. 1 & 2
  • 09 - The Who - Got Nothing To Prove
  • 10 - Queen - Killer Queen
  • 11 - Lou Reed - Vicious
  • 12 - Cheap Trick - She's Tight

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming to you from home. Where else could it possibly be coming to you from under these extremely strange circumstances that we are living under. Every DJ that works for this radio station is broadcasting from home because we are so desperate to keep this thing up and running so that you guys have got all this great music to listen to."

"So it's not all doom and gloom out there. But it is doom and gloom right now. This is The Rolling Stones."

The Rolling Stones

"There's a new album on the way. In fact they dropped a new song only about ten days ago. But for now we'll have to listen to some of their older stuff. That is some of their more new older stuff if you like. It is the solitary brand new song that was on the collection Grrrr! that came out about 8 years ago. It is the Jeff Basker mix of a fantastic tune called Doom And Gloom."

Big Country

"Right here are two of the greatest bands to ever come out of Scotland. Starting off with Big Country."

"And before that we heard Big Country from their Greatest Hits album. Fantastic bit of work originally on their debut album. The song Fields Of Fire."

Sensational Alex Harvey Band

"I suppose one of the few advantages of this lockdown situation is the fact that we're all at home and we have the chance to do a few things that we'd never normally get to do. Like maybe listen to some more music you wouldn't get the chance to listen to. Or watch some TV that you wouldn't normally get the chance to watch. I have just started watching the Gangs Of London. Now the violence is off the hook, but the soundtrack is fantastic so far. Two episodes in and even just in the first episode alone. In this one pub scene a gentleman is walking through the pub and in the background on the jukebox you can hear Sandpaper Cadillac by Joe Cocker which coincidentally I played either last week or the week before. He leaves the pub for a little while to get his breath back and he walks back in and there's a full on bar fight going on to the song that we just heard. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band's Midnight Moses from their Framed album in 1972. Fantastic stuff."

Alice Cooper

"And then along came a spider."

"And before that Alice Cooper from one of the greatest albums that he made post the massive success. The album is called Along Came A Spider. The song we heard Wake The Dead."

Back Street Crawler

"Featuring the likes of Terry Wilson on bass, Terry Wilson'Sleeser on lead vocals and of course the late great Paul Kossoff on lead guitar. That is Back Street Crawler from their debut album. The album is called the Band Plays On. The song New York, New York."

"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 gonna pay our respects to one of the most unique sounding keyboard players in rock."

The Stranglers

"A two in a row there from The Stranglers who sadly lost their keyboard player Dave Greenfield to COVID-19 earlier this week. He's not the first and I sadly don't believe he will be the last. So cherish your heroes folks while we still have them. We just heard their from their Greatest Hits album. it's actually one of about four or five they've got out called decades Apart. The song is Golden Brown a huge hit for them about 1980 I think, 1981 [actually 1982]. And before that from their debut album Rattus Norvegicus showing off Dave Greenfield's immense talents we heard Down In The Sewer. Rest in peace Dave Greenfield."

The Damned

"OK so let's keep the new wave punk theme going for just a little longer. Here branching out somewhat from their beautifully shambolic beginnings are The Damned."

"And before that we heard The Damned from their collection The Definitive Collection Black Is The Night with Smash It Up Pt. 1 & 2."

The Who

"A band there that were huge;y influential there and respected by the punk new wave movement. It is The Who. It's a brand new song from their latest album, but it's actually not a brand new song at all. It just got a new release. but it's a demo of Pete Townshend's from way back in the 60s with a huge big orchestration put on it in 2019. It is from their album Who. The deluxe edition. it is a song called Got Nothing To Prove Any More."


"Right then going a little more high brow this time. This is Queen."

"And before that we heard Queen from the Bohemian Rhapsody Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Of course though originally featured on Sheer Heart Attack. We just heard Killer Queen."

Lou Reed

"From his by far most commercial album ever that is Lou Reed from 1972. Produced by Mick Ronson and David Bowie. The album is Transformer. The song, the opening track, Vicious."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about for this week. 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. One of my favourite bands of all time. They are Cheap Trick from the album One On One. This is She's Tight. Until next week see ya!."

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