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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 26th September 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 Cheap Trick, The Babys and 10CC.

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 - 26th September 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - The Stranglers - Get A Grip On Yourself
  • 02 - 10CC - SIlly Love
  • 03 - Lemon Twigs - No One Holds You
  • 04 - Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - See Emily Play
  • 05 - Cheap Trick - Closer, The Ballad of Burt and Linda
  • 06 - Be Bop Deluxe - Sound Track
  • 07 - The Babys - A Piece Of The Action
  • 08 - Collective Consciousness Society - Brother
  • 09 - J. Geils Band - Love Stinks
  • 10 - The New Cars - You're All I've Got Tonight (Live)
  • 11 - Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla (Live)
  • 12 - Paul McCartney/Wings - Rockestra Theme (Live)

Show Intro

"Greetings music lovers. Welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Always a pleasure to be with you. What have we got lined up for ya tonight. Well in my humble opinion we have sixty minutes of some very eclectic stuff tonight. All sorts of stuff, all over the map is htis music tonight. Starting off with Gilford's finest. This is The Stranglers."

The Stranglers

"I still remember running all the way from work to Revolution Records in Sheffield to buy that album. Revolution Records was run a by a gentleman called Pete Martin who one short year later would be managing Def Leppard for a couple of years. Interesting fact. Yes from the album Rattus Norvegicus. Still a great album to my ears these days. We heard the hit single Get A Grip On Yourself."


"Right then time to read off the old sheet music and get silly with 10CC."

"And before that we heard 10CC from their magnificent 1972 album Sheet Music with a huge hot for them called SIlly Love."

Lemon Twigs

"Nice bit of throwback there from a band called the Lemon Twigs. The album is called Songs For The General Public and the song is called No One Holds You Than The One You Haven't Met. Right o."

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets

"Just a few short weeks ago I played a Record Store Day release of an old Pink Floyd tune. I introduced it as old Puink Floyd as I was making a point of the fact that it was the Syd Barrett line up. It was a song called Arnold Lane one of two hits that they had. I'm about to play you the other one. But this one is with a bit of a twist. This is Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets."

"And before that we heard Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets. Who have in their ranks one Guy Pratt on bass who played in the latter day line up of Pink Floyd. And my old mate from Spandau Ballet Gary Kemp handling the guitar and vocals. I'm not surprised that he was attracted to this project because as a big Bowie fan like myself that song alone would have brought him in because it was covered in 1973 by David Bowie on his Pin Ups album. Originally released in 1967 by the Pink Floyd...The Pink Floyd as they were called at the time featuring Syd Barrett. The song See Emily Play."

Cheap Trick

"From the magnificent album that is The Latest. Which it isn't any more because they've released at least two since it came out in 2008. They are Cheap Trick. The song we heard Closer, The Ballad of Burt and Linda."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is time for a little break, and when we come back, we're gonna head up north to Wakefield specifically for a little bit of Be Bop Deluxe."

Be Bop Deluxe

"And before that originally from 1975. But this is the 2018 remix and what a remix. The album Futurama. The band Be Bop Deluxe featuring the wonderful Bill Nelson. The song Sound Track."

The Babys

"Now I don't know about you but to my ears that is very very reminiscent of a Bad Company track. In fact the title track of their third album Run With The Pack. None the less it's a wonderful bit of work. It is The Babys. It's from an album called Broken Heart. The Baby's of course featuring John Waite on lead vocals. The song Piece Of The Action."

Collective Consciousness Society

"A few shows back I played a tune by a band called Dixie Dreggs featuring that fantastic guitarist Mr. Steve Morse. These days found in Deep Purple. In fact the tune was the theme tune to the late great Tommy Vance's rock show back in the 70s and the 80s. So for those of us of a certain age let's see if you can remember what this next song used to be the theme tune for."

"And before that we heard from the Collective Consciousness Society or to you and I. C.C.S. They were a musical project put together by the legendary blues guitarist Mr. Alexis Korner and featured members of Blue Mink. They also had Herbie Flowers on bass who played with Bowie and Lou Reed. And also a guy called Alan Parker who played with Bowie. In fact I think he played all the guitars on the Diamond Dogs album. They had a few hits back in the early 70s including the rework of Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love which was the theme tune to Top Of The Pops. Another huge hit was Tap Turns On The Water. And the one that we just heard which was also the theme tune to the Sunday rundown Top 40 chart show on Auntie Beeb back in the 70s. The song is Brother."

J. Geils Band

"Taken from the Flashback The Very Best Of collection. That is the J. Geils Band with a song which features some of the loudest drums and guitars ever committed to tape. The song is Love Stinks."

The New Cars

"Right from here on in it's live and live only. Starting off the The New Cars."

"And before that The New Cars which is basically The Cars fronted by Todd Rundgren. It's an album called It's Alive. It features some great work. Some reworks of The Nas. Some reworks of Todd Rundgren's solo work. And of course some classic Cars songs including the one that we just heard You're All I've Got Tonight."

Blue Oyster Cult

"Featuring the riff to end all riffs. Magnificent stuff. That is Blue Oyster Cult from the album Some Enchanted Evening with the enormous Godzilla."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time."

"So until then I shall leave you with this. And what a this this is. 1979 the Hammersmith Odeon. And all these people on the same stage at the same time. I'm talking Sir Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Kenney Jones, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, I could go on. It is the concerts for the people of Kampuchea. The song the Rockestra Theme. Until next week see ya. "

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