Tuesday, 14th September 2021
Prev  |  Next

The JOE ELLIOTT Show 11th September 2021 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2021. The Joe Elliott Show

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

This week's show included songs by Muse, Billy Squier and Genesis.

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 September 2021 Playlist

  • 01 - Lone Star - The Bells Of Berlin
  • 02 - Budgie - I Can't See My Feelings
  • 03 - Muse - Mercy
  • 04 - Billy Squier - The Stroke
  • 05 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Weights Made Of Lead
  • 06 - Magnum - Kingdom Of Madness
  • 07 - Genesis - I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
  • 08 - David Bowie - Friday On My Mind
  • 09 - Status Quo - Gerdundula
  • 10 - Cheap Trick - If You Want My Love
  • 11 - Ian Hunter - Justice Of The Peace
  • 12 - Jo Jo Gunne - Run Run Run

Show Intro

"Howdy doody everyone. W elcome once again to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Always a pleasure. What have we got tonight. 60 minutes, one hour to play you some wonderful, in my humble opinion, music. Firing on all six to start off with this is Lone Star."

Lone Star

"Now when I saw that band live in 1977 I can honestly say that they put on one of the greatest light shows I've ever seen. They seriously would have rivalled Queen. It was absolutely phenomenal. I remember every minute of it even to this day. What a great live band they were. I saw them about a year earlier opening for Mott at the Sheffield Pyjama Jump at the Top Rank. When the singer at the time was Kenny Driscoll and they were great then. But a year later when they replaced Kenny Driscoll with the brilliant Jon Sloman. One of the greatest rock singers that never made it. They were even better. They are Lone Star from their second album Firing On All Six we just heard the opening track The Bells Of Berlin."


"Oh and did I mention they were Welsh. And so is this lot. This is Budgie."

"And before that Budgie. Also like Lone Star are from Wales. And also like Lone Star a great live band. Must be something in the water there. The album is Bandolier. The song we heard I Can't See My Feelings."


"Produced by one Mr. Robert John Mutt Lange that is Muse from that most brilliant of albums Drones with a song called Mercy."

Billy Squier

"Right from Wales over to New York. Let's not say no to Billy Squier."

"And before that Billy Squier from 1982 the album Don't Say No. Huge hit for him in the USA. The song The Stroke."

Sensational Alex Harvey Band

"Featuring some wonderful staccato work by one Mr. Zal Cleminson that is SAHB to their friends. To the rest of us it's the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. From their 1973 album The Impossible Dream the song Weights Made Of Lead."

"You're listening to The Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up we're gonna go and visit the kingdom of madness with Magnum."


"And before that Magnum title track of their debut album back in 1979. A wonderful bit of work called the Kingdom Of Madness."


"Dum dee dum dee dum indeed. One of the craziest hit singles that you will ever hear. Who'd have thought. Their first foray into the Top 40 in 1973. That is Genesis from the album Selling England By The Pound I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)."

David Bowie

"Now here's a couple of tunes with similar-ish intros. But very different outcomes. Starting off with David Bowie."

"And before that David Bowie from his covers album Pin Ups back in 1973. With his version of the Easybeats classic Friday On My Mind."

Status Quo

"Well if that one didn't have us all up and jigging about there's not much hope for us at all is there. That is the mighty Status Quo. It is from the Roll Over Lay Down E.P. which these days can be found as bonus material on the re-release of On The Level. But that song itself dates back to the early 70s. It is Gerdundula."

Cheap Trick

"Now it's time to go one on one with Cheap Trick."

"And before that one of my favourite bands of all time Cheap Trick from their wonderful album One On One. With th immortal If You Want My Love.

Ian Hunter

"He hates it, I love it. Always have and I always will. It's a fantastic album. It is Ian Hunter from 1977. The album is Overnight Angels. And the song proving once and for all the humour and rock and roll can meet in the middle. Great bit of work called Justice Of The Peace."

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. The epitome in the UK at least of the one hit wonder. It's the only song I have ever heard from this band. Except for maybe the B-Side. And I don't remember that. So consequently love the song, love the band. This is Jo Jo Gunne with Run Run Run. Until next week see ya!."

share this story:

get def leppard news

Stay in touch with the latest updates.

explore def leppard tour history
All News
Tour News
Album News
All Tours