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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 12th November 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2022. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 12th November on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by U2, Alice Cooper and Muse.

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 - 12th November 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - Lou Reed - Vicious
  • 02 - Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
  • 03 - BeBop Deluxe - Music In Dreamland
  • 04 - The Babys - Head First
  • 05 - Bad Company - Run With The Pack
  • 06 - U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
  • 07 - Nazareth - Love Hurts
  • 08 - Little Steven - Salvation
  • 09 - UFO - Lonely Heart
  • 10 - Muse - Reapers

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show, it is Planet Rock. The magnificent Planet Rock. And for the next 60 minutes or so I've got your full attention I hope for some wonderful music, in my humble opinion coming right at ya. We're gonna start the show off tonight with a track from an album that just a couple of days ago celebrated its 50th birthday. Ladies and gentleman I give you Mr. Lou Reed."

Lou Reed

"I remember like it was yesterday the day that I bought that album. And walking into Bradley's Records. The top of Far Gate in Sheffield because I'd read that it had been produced by Mick Ronson and David Bowie. And I had to be in on that because David Bowie had also produced and written a song for Mott The Hoople. Who happen to be my favourite band. It was a song called All The Young Dudes and David Bowie himself had broken through just a few months earlier with Starman. So this guy was weaving magic sonic tapestries as David Coverdale might call them. All over the planet in 1972. And that was part of the weave if you like. Lou Reed there. The album is Transformer. The song we heard, the opening track, Vicious."

Alice Cooper

"Now here's another artist I got heavily invested in 1972 because he had a big hit single. But then I found out that he had a couple of albums that came out before. And all of a sudden I had an entire collection of this guys records. So when the next album came out in 1973. Well who was the first in line to buy it at Bradley's Records...Me!. This is Alice Cooper."

"And before that the mighty Alice Cooper. Fellow DJ on the wonderful Planet Rock. Title track of his 1973 epic album Billion Dollar Babies."

BeBop Deluxe

"I can't tell you how much fun it is just delving into my record collection week after week and pulling up some songs that mean so much to me. And hopefully mean something to someone out there. That's another one from 1975. BeBop Deluxe. It's the 2018 remix of a track actually from the album Futurama. The song is Music In Dreamland."

The Babys

"Now here's a couple of tracks from the production stable of one Mr. Ron Nevison. Hotly sought after in the 70s. First up it's The Babys."

"And before that The Babys. Another song like the Bad Company track produced by Ron Nevison. Who was a big hit in the 70s. He was an engineer on a lot of Zeppelin stuff. He also produced all the great UFO albums like Lights Out and Obsession. And of course the live album Strangers In The Night. And we just heard The Babys there. Again the title track from their album Head First."

Bad Company

"Back in 2011 when my little side band Down 'n' Outz had the distinct and very great honour of opening for Paul Rodgers on a British tour, we used to watch him from the side of the stage. And the great thing about opening for Paul Rodgers is you're opening for the guy. So we got to hear Free and Bad Company. Not one of the other. And it was a wonderful thing to see the crew push that piano out. The mini black grand. And you knew when he was hitting the chords for the song we just heard or the song Bad Company. The crowd were gonna go wild and they did. As did we stood at the side of the stage. There from the 1975 album I believe it was Run With The Pack. Title track."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up some absolutely classic U2."


"And before that U2. What can we say about that song. I've got three kids they've been watching Sing 2. They've been bugging me to hear the originals of some of the songs. So I pulled the video up from this and they can't stop watching it. So it got me back into the mood 'cause I was there when it all happened. And it remains with me all these years later. A wonderful bit of work from The Joshua Tree album. The song, the opening track, Where The Streets Have No Name."


"As you have no doubt read on the Planet Rock website hopefully. Or anywhere indeed in fact. We lost another one this week. The pesky grim reaper has been knocking around once again. This time he took Dan McCafferty from Nazareth. Unbelievable singer. I had the great honour of hanging out with Dan McCafferty on my 40th birthday actually. We played a festival on my 40th birthday which would have been what August 1st 1999 in Canada. And we had Nazareth open for us. And what a funny guy. He was a really really, in fact the whole band were but Dan was a wonderful guy. Full of great advice. Full of great Scottish humour. And a lovely guy to hang out with. I'm really really sad that he had to retire. But I'm even more sad that he's no longer with us. But his music will remain. As we just heard there taken from the greatest hits. It's probably their biggest ever hit worldwide. The song Love Hurts. Originally recorded I believe by The Everly Brothers."

Note - The show on the Euphoria tour was the Classic Rock Weekend @ Minnedosa Lake Amphitheatre in Minnedosa, MB, Canada. Nazareth played before the other openers 38 Special.

Little Steven

"And on the subject of U2. Moonlighting away from the band one Mr. Adam Clayton joined forces with Jason Bonham and Little Steven to form The Disciples Of Soul."

"And before that Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul. Who happen to be as I said in the intro. Jason Bonham, son of John of course. And Adam Clayton from U2. The album is Born Again Savage. The song that we heard Salvation."


"Boy I haven't heard that for a long time. And it just popped up randomly a couple of days ago. And I thought oh hello that has to go into the playlist for this week. It is UFO. It's from the album The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent. It is the song Lonely Heart."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. But don't you know that already. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time.

"So until then let's go out with this one. From that wonderful album that is Drones. This is Muse and Reapers. Until next week see ya!."

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