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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 13th August 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2022. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 13th August on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Mott, British Lions and Ian Hunter.

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 - 13th August 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - Boston - Rock N Roll Band
  • 02 - British Lions - One More Chance To Run
  • 03 - Mott - Shouting And Pointing
  • 04 - The Who - Join Together
  • 05 - Ian Hunter - Lounge Lizard
  • 06 - Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young - Judy Blue Eyes
  • 07 - Alice Cooper - My Stars
  • 08 - Prince - Purple Rain
  • 09 - George Harrison - What Is Life
  • 10 - Queen - Keep Yourself Alive

Show Intro

"Evening all. Welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week coming to you all the way from Minneapolis in Minnesota. Once home to the purple one. More on him later in the show. But right now where we gonna start?. Well I'm currently on the road with some great rock n roll bands. So why not start with another great rock and roll band. This is Boston."


"From an album that really set the rock world on fire when it was released back in 1976. That is Boston from their eponymously titled album with a great bit of work called Rock N Roll Band."

British Lions

"Now if you're a fan of Mott or British Lions. Not to be confused with Steve Harris' British Lion. It's been a bit of a sad week really. I'll get on to that in a little while when we've heard from both bands. Starting off with British Lions."

"And before that British Lions from their debut album a year later with One More Chance To Run. Incidentally both those songs covered by the Down 'n' Outz. Rest in peace Ray Majors."


"Yes very sad news indeed this week that Ray Majors the guitarist in both those bands Mott and British Lions finally succumbed to the big C. He'd been ill for a very long time. He was a wonderful wonderful person. I first met Ray Majors back in 1977 when me and a few of my mates roadied for the British Lions at the Sheffield Top Rank. I met him again in 1982. We went round to his house. We being me and Phil Collen who'd just joined Def Leppard. And while Phil and Ray were trading guitar stories. And guitar licks I was just happy to be sat in the presence of one of my all time heroes and my new band member. And finally saw him for the last time in 2010 when the Down 'n' Outz were the the Victoria Park festival. He was very frail even back then but he's done great to hang on this long. He was a wonderful person and I will miss him even though I hadn't seen him for a long time. I will miss his playing he was a great great guitarist. As we could hear on those last two tunes that we just heard. Mott from 1976. the title track of their second album Shouting And Pointing."

Note - Joe didn't add that he sang lead vocals on one of Ray Majors' songs called 'Leave Me Be' from the 2000 album 'First Poison'. Listen to the song below.

The Who

"And while you're up there Ray if you bump into Keith Moon and John Entwhistle this might be a good song to have a go at."

"And before that The Who. Now answers on a postcard if I've got this wrong. But I don't think that this song was ever on an album because all I could find scouring my record collection was this song on Best Ofs and compilations. But what a great song it is. It;s the Who and Join Together."

Ian Hunter

"Originally recorded by Mott The Hoople in 1974 when Mick Ronson was a fleeting member of the band. But it was never released. They split up and it didn't see the light of day until the Anthology box came out in 1999. But it was recorded just a few months later once again by Ian Hunter. Featuring Mick Ronson of course from his debut album in '75. It is the wonderful Lounge Lizard."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming to you this week all the way from Minneapolis in Minnesota. Coming up some beautiful harmonies with Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young."

Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young

"And before that the first thing that they ever unleashed on an unsuspecting world in 1969. It is Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young from the album of the same name. The song is Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."

Alice Cooper

"Have I told you before that that is possibly my favourite ever Alice Cooper song. And that's saying something when you think of his back catalogue. Halos Of Flies, Halllowed By Thy Name. School's Out. Elected. Billion Dollar Babies. I could go on but there's something about that piano intro. they way it comes back in it's spine tinglingly fantastic. It is from 1971, The School's Out album. The song is My Stars."


"Well as I've mentioned throughout the show I am in Minneapolis in Minnesota. It would be very remiss of me not to play something by one of the greatest artists of all time. Who just happened to be from round here. This is Prince."

"And before that Prince who Phil once met backstage at a big gig in Paris and got talking to him and it was a tour where Prince wasn't playing guitar. And Phil said so why no guitar?. And Prince just looked at him and slyly and said what are you doing later?. And Phil's like whatever. And he said well I'm gonna play a club why don't you come down. And he did and Prince walked on stage with a guitar and for Phil he played Red House by Jmi Hendrix. How cool is that?. The Prince we just heard of course is the tile track from that amazing album Purple Rain."

George Harrison

"So not only did we loose Ray Majors this week. We also lost a wonderful human being in Olivia Newton John. To the same damn disease as well. Now obviously Olivia Newton John not exactly a rocker and it's a shame that I have to put the blinkers and not play Olivia Newton John. But I'm gonna play a song that she did have a huge hit with back in the early 70s. Written and performed there by George Harrison. And it's from his All Things Must Pass album. The song What Is Life."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, all the way from Minneapolis in Minnesota, is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. Albeit tinged with a certain amount of sadness. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time all the way from San Antonio in Texas."

"So until then let's go out on a high shall we. This is the re-recording. The long lost re-recording. These days it can be found on the re-release of A Night At The Opera. It is Queen with Keep Yourself Alive. Until next week see ya!."

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