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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 11th December 2021 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2021. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 4th December on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Montrose, Sweet and John Miles.

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 - 11th December 2021 Playlist

  • 01 - Montrose - Rock The Nation
  • 02 - Sweet - She Gimme Lovin'
  • 03 - Rainbow - Do You Close Your Eyes
  • 04 - Jimmy Page - Wasting My Time
  • 05 - The Alan Parsons Project - The System Of Doctor Tar And Professor Feather
  • 06 - John Miles - Pull The Damn Thing Down
  • 07 - Free - Sail On
  • 08 - Thin Lizzy - Angel From The Coast
  • 09 - Cheap Trick - Closer The Ballad Of Burt And Linda
  • 10 - The Nazz - Open My Eyes
  • 11 - The Pretty Things - Walking Through My Dreams
  • 12 - The New York Dolls - Stranded In The Jungle

Show Intro

"Greetings my fellow music lovers. Welcome to once again to yes The Joe Elliott Show once again right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. I know I say this every week but it really is a wonderful radio station. And it really is always a pleasure to be bringing you 60 minutes, one solid hour, of in my humble opinion some magnificent music. This week starting off with the mighty Montrose."


"It is often said that I like to think I was the first person in the UK to buy that album. Phil Collen likes to disagree with me. He thinks it was him. I'm sure it was totally somebody else. But the fact of the matter is we still argue about this and we bought this record seven years before we met and it's still, it's a bonding moment between me and Phil this album. It is the debut album in 1973 of the band Montrose. Featuring the wonder guitar playing of Mr. Ronnie Montrose. And of course the superb vocals of Mr. Sammy Hagar. The eponymously album as I said out in 1973. The track that we just heard Rock The Nation."


"Now if you're a fan of the band Deep Purple you can be forgiven for thinking that I'm about to play Fireball. Well I'm not. This is actually Sweet."

"Before that Sweet. Yes it starts off so incredibly similar to Fireball by Deep Purple. But it's actually from an album that came out in the mid 90s of demoes from the band Sweet. The album is called Live For Today. The song we heard She Gimme Lovin'."

"So the deluxe version of Rainbow Rising which you can buy pretty much anywhere that you can buy records these days. Has two discs. There's the New York mix and there's the Los Angeles mix. Which begs the question which mix was the original album because I can't tell from the liner notes if indeed either of them were the original album. So for authentication sake do we need all three copies to say that we own every version of Rainbow Rising?. Who knew. Answers on a postcard please. But there from said album is Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow with the song Do You Close Your Eyes."

Jimmy Page

"Now sadly this week the grim reaper has been round once again and taken one of our own off to the great gig in the sky. Namely John Miles. A gentleman who had massive success in the mid 70s. Specifically with a album called Rebel. But he also lent his incredible talents to the likes of Tina Turner, The Alan Parsons Project and Jimmy Page. In a few minutes time we're gonna be hearing him solo and with The Alan Parsons Project. But here lending his talents to the Jimmy Page Outrider album is John Miles."

"And before that Jimmy Page from his 1988 solo album Outrider which featured John Miles on probably two thirds of the vocals. We saw them live in 1988 actually in Chicago. Def Leppard pulled up in a private plane right next to Jimmy Page at 3am and we came down the steps together and shook hands and hugged and decided hey you wanna come and see my gig tomorrow night. And we did and John Miles was absolutely fantastic because of course he had to sing some very high Robert Plant vocal lines and did them magnificently. The song that we just heard there from the Outrider album Wasting My Time."

"Such a fabulous album and all the better for the fact that if features John Miles on lead vocals on a few tracks. The song is The System Of Doctor Tar And Professor Feather. It is from The Alan Parsons Project album Tales Of Mystery And Imagination Edgar Alan Poe."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up as he'd like to be known and remembered John Miles out on his own."

John Miles

"And before that the late great John Miles. And I say that 'cause I mean it's only a few days since he passed but he really did do some great work. Specifically that 1976 debut album Rebel. Which featured the immense music and his first ever hit single High Fly. The track that we just heard from that album Pull The Damn Thing Down."


"What an amazing band Free were. Just fantastic musicianship and what great singing there from Paul Rodgers. It is from the album Free At Last. The song Sail On."

Thin Lizzy

"Right then time for some how I would say classic Thin Lizzy."

"And before that Thin Lizzy with what you might call a lost classic or a buried treasure. It is from the 1976 album Jailbreak. the song Angel From The Coast."

Cheap Trick

"Although I've loved pretty much everything they've ever done I still say that the best album they ever made was their 2008 release The Latest. They are Cheap Trick and the song that we just heard from that album Closer The Ballad Of Burt And Linda."

The Nazz

"Now here's a couple of bands that would be classed as garage bands music. One from the UK. One from the US. Starting off with America's, featuring Todd Rundgren, The Nazz."

"And before that The Nazz. As I said featuring the wonderfully talented Mr. Todd Rundgren on lead vocals and guitar. With a fantastic bit of work called Open My Eyes.

The Pretty Things

"It can be found as a bonus track these days on the album S.F. Sorrow. But it wasn't on the original release back in 1968. The song is Walking Through My Dreams. The band The Pretty Things."

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. Now we all know that music is subjective. Maybe some of the things I play is not your cup of tea. But we all can agree that music can be anything you want it to be. And a big part of music for me is fun. It has to be entertaining and fun. And this band personified that for me. It is The New York Dolls from their 1974 album Too Much Too Soon with Stranded In The Jungle. Until next week see ya!."

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