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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 7th November 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 byThe Struts, 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 - 7th November 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - The Stranglers - Something Better Change
  • 02 - Ian Hunter - When I'm President
  • 03 - Def Leppard - Elected (Live 1987)
  • 04 - John Lennon - Power To The People
  • 05 - Fish - Man With A Stick
  • 06 - Uriah Heep - Circle Of Hands
  • 07 - Keith Richards - Take It So Hard
  • 08 - Wayward Sons - Little White Lies
  • 09 - The Struts - Wild Child
  • 10 - Judas Priest - Take On The World
  • 11 - Van Halen - On Fire

Show Intro

Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the magnificent Planet Rock. Great to be with you once again as always. What have we got for you tonight. Well, it's been a weird week hasn't it. What all this Brexit controversy, Bonfire night,which is essentially celebrating somebody who tried to burn down the Houses Of Parliament. The USA Election farce. Maybe we should take heed of the title of this first song. This is The Stranglers.

The Stranglers

"Well let's hope so shall we. That is magnificent stuff. It is The Stranglers from 1977. Their second album No More Heroes. The song Something Better Change ."

Ian Hunter

"So I have a theory that if you scooped out all the brains of every politician in the world and out them into one head you still wouldn't get as much sense as you would out of this next chap. This is Ian Hunter."

"And before that again tied in nicely. It's Ian Hunter with the title track of his album When I'm President. If only."

Def Leppard

"Honestly recorded for a laugh that was. We are big fans of Alice. And for some reason the guys, I wasn't there. I walked in on a rehearsal and they were playing it and I said why are you playing Elected?. And they said well we just like it. So we threw it into the set at a gig in Tilburg in Holland in 1987. So it couldn't just playing a new songs from the then brand new album Hysteria. No, we had to throw in a classic from 1973 as well."

"It is about to come out on the third box set which is coming out in 2021. It was originally a B-Side in 1992 I think for one of the Adrenalize songs. I can't remember which one. But anyway that's the Def Leppard version of the classic Alice Cooper song Elected. And because it's election week I thought I'd throw that one in."

John Lennon

"Well this next gentleman had the right idea. Throw it out there to the ones that really matter. This is John Lennon."

And before that we heard the late great John Lennon from the brand new release Gimme Some Truth collection. 36 brand new remixes overseen by Sean Ono Lennon his son. The song we heard Power To The People.

Paul McCartney

"What an absolutely fantastic bit of work that is from his very first solo album back in 1970 simply called McCartney. That is Sir Paul McCartney as he's known with a beautiful bit of work called Maybe I'm Amazed."

You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. It's time for a little break, and when we come back, it's that man Fish again."


"And before that we heard the very much still alive Fish. From his still brilliant last we believe ever album. Which I still don't know how to pronounce. So I'm not gonna try. But it's a fantastic tune called Man With A Stick."

Uriah Heep

"Yes folks welcome back to the Joe Elliott obituary show once again. We have lost yet another warrior this week who's gone to he great gig in the sky. Namely Mr. Ken Hensley. Once keyboard player of the mighty Uriah Heep. Who passed away at the relatively young age these days of 75. Which basically means that the only person lef tout of that original classic line up is Mr. Mick Box. Who hopefully has gone into hiding. Um there's no doubt that Ken Hensley was an integral part of the early days in Uriah Heep. As can be heard on the song that we just heard. From the album Demons And Wizards we heard Circle Of Hands. And rest in peace Ken Hensley."

Keith Richards

"And if you're a regular listener to my show and I mention these people that pass away that were heroes of ours when we were kids. It hits me quite hard. Maybe I should take this next guys lead. This is Keith."

"And before that Keef. Keith Richards. Away from The Rolling Stones in 1988 when he was having a bit of a spat with Mick Jagger. The album is Talk Is Cheap. The song we heard Take It So Hard."

Wayward Sons

"I had an E Drink with Mr. Toby Jepson the other day. He emailed me out of the blue and said hey I'm just dropping by for a quick drink and he sent an emoji of a glass of wine or something. So I said hey good to see you, come in. And I sent him one back of a glass of whiskey. That's about as social as we can be these days. But it was pretty cool. Toby Jepson leader of the band Wayward Sons there from their latest album or their most recent album rather. The Truth Ain't What It Used To Be. With a great bit of work called Little White Lies."

The Struts

"So very aptly in these strange days. This is The Struts."

"And before that The Struts from their new album Strange Days. Featuring Tom Morello on guitar. We heard the song Wild Child."

Judas Priest

"How cool was it back in I think was it 1978 to see Judas Priest of all bands on Top Of The Pops. I thought it was fantastic. There these days it is a bonus on the album Killing Machine. But back in the day I believe it was a standalone single. The song is Take On The World."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, from a week where we celebrated burning somebody for trying to set fire to the Houses Of Parliment, tp the other side to the pond where they're still fighting it out as to who's gonna be in the White House next year. You couldn't make it up.

"I will leave you with this. From their debut album in 1977. This is Van Halen with On Fire. Until next week see ya. "

(Twitter Style Message) - The race has now been called and is over. Unless you're a child-like bitch from a game show who needs to get the f*ck out....(LOL). Plus Van Halen's debut came out in 1978 (re. LOL).

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