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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 11th June 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2022. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 11th June on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Def Leppard, T. Rex and Slade.

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 June 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
  • 02 - Sweet - Set Me Free
  • 03 - T. Rex - Sunken Rags
  • 04 - Slade - How Does it Feel
  • 05 - David Bowie - Cracked Actor
  • 06 - Cockney Rebel - Ritz
  • 07 - Def Leppard - From Here To Eternity
  • 08 - Be-Bop Deluxe - Fair Exchange
  • 09 - Doctors Of Madness - In Camera
  • 10 - Wizzard - See My Baby Jive

Show Intro

"Greetings my fellow music lovers and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Always a pleasure to be with you. Got sixty minutes to play you some wonderful music which is just a little bit different tonight. I'm gonna try and put across and celebrate some of the music that was responsible for the direction in which Diamond Star Halos went. In other words it's rock but it's rock that is a different beast with a different head. it's music that challenged the status quo. In fact it challenged literally Status Quo and bands like that to not wear denim any more. Let's give it a go. Let's be as visual as we are loud. Let's change the face of music. And one of the band's that helped to do that is the band that we're gonna open the show with tonight. This is their first ever release way back in 1972."

Roxy Music

"Now I'm not for one second trying to pretend here that Def Leppard sound anything like any of the band's that you're gonna hear. It's more the attitude. It's the feeling that they created. And it's the impression that they left on the 12, 13 and 14 year old kids that would become Def Leppard a few years later. That band that we just heard there Roxy Music came out of nowhere in 1972. And literally looked like they'd landed on planet Earth from Mars along with certain other rock stars who apparently did the same thing. It's these days found as a bonus track on their debut album but it is of course the immortal Virginia Plain."


"Now the bands that we're gonna be hearing tonight, some of them were often referred to wrongly I think as bricklayers in glam. And some of them weren't glammy at all. But their music fitted in with the time. Now this next band we're about to hear had hit singles galore. But boy could they rock when they wanted to. This is Sweet."

"And before that Sweet who definitely had their Deep Purple head on when they wrote that song didn't they. It's a fantastic tune from the album Sweet Fanny Adams. We heard Set Me Free."

T. Rex

"Superb stuff there from T. Rex from 1972. It was the B-Side of Children Of The Revolution. These days you can find it as a bonus track on the album Tanks. It is Sunken Rags."


"Now we just heard a pop band really rocking out. Here's a band that were really known for their anthemic screamingly loud hit singles. Yet they did have a softer side. This is Slade."

And before that Slade who of course we all knew from Get Down Get With It and Mama We're All Crazy Now and Come On feel The Noise. Huge anthemic choruses, big guitars, big drums, huge screaming Noddy Holder vocals. Yet when they made the movie they showed a different side of themselves. And Jimmy Lea fantastic song writer he really was. From the album Slade In Flame we just heard How Does it Feel."

David Bowie

"From the album that sealed the deal that carved in stone the fact that David Bowie was not a passing phase. And it also sealed the deal that Mick Ronson was a genuine bona fide rock god as a guitar player. Some incredible work from Ronno on that album. From 1973 the album is Aladdin Sane. The song we just heard Cracked Actor."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up Cockney Rebel."

Cockney Rebel

"And before that we heard Cockney Rebel from a collection called Cavaliers which features their first few albums in a box set. With a bunch of B-Side and radio sessions etc. The song that we just heard, originally featured on the album Psycho Modo, Ritz."

Def Leppard

"Well I did want you last week or was it the week before that for the next week or six or seven I would be playing the odd song from Diamond Star Halos and I don't wanna let you people down. That is the song that ends the album. Rick Savage's tunes book end everything on Diamond Star Halos. the album opens up with Take What YouWant and it closes with his murder ballad. Which is beautifully titled From Here To Eternity."

Be-Bop Deluxe

"Now here's a couple of bands that really pushed the boundaries of fashion. They also shared a stage at the Sheffield City Hall in 1976. And I was there and it was magnificent. In a few minutes time the opening act. But starting off with the headliners. This is Be-Bop Deluxe."

"Be-Bop deluxe who would go on stage 30 minutes later to this fantastic cacophony of feedback with this glass tube full of dry ice and when the dry ice dissipated inside was the very smartly dressed Bill Nelson hlding up his guitar feeding back the beginning of the song we just heard from their 1976 album Sunburst Finish. It is Fair Exchange."

Doctors Of Madness

"He stood there in all his rock dtar glory. Bright blue hair. Sequin on his eyelids. So when he played with his eyes shut he definitely came from Mars. A kid shaped guitar. Fronting the most avant garde punk glam band I have ever seen called the Doctors Of Madness. I was 16 and I'm looking at this going what am I looking at. But what a sound they made. And what a visual impact they made on me. We just heard there from their second album Figments Of Emancipation the song In Camera. Which has the brackets following it (For Simon, Charlie, Andy and Bill Cocteau). And I just figured out who that is. It is the band they were opening for."

Show Outro

"And that my friends for this particular show is about it. I hope you've enjoyed this journey for the last hour or so. Some of this music doesn't#t sound anything like Def leppard. And everybody in the band would have a different story to tell but some of the things that you've heard tonight were definitely imprinted on my brain and they were part of the story of how Diamond Star Halos got to being where it is."

"Fascinating for me. I hope you've had as much fun as I have. We're gonna end with this particular tune. I like to think of this guy as the British Phil Spector. You threw everything at the wall and it stuck. He started out in a band called The Move. They made some fantastic records. He was briefly in the Electric Light Orchestra with Jeff Lynne. But then he moved on to his own band called Wizzard. He is roy Wood. He wrote some of the most amazing songs of the 70s. We're gonna close the show out with the huge hit single that was See My Baby Jive. Until next week see ya!."

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