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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 16th July 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2022. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 16th July on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by The Wildhearts, Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters.

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 - 16th July 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - The Wildhearts - TV Tan
  • 02 - Thin Lizzy - Toughest Street In Town
  • 03 - Montrose - I Don't Want It
  • 04 - Jethro Tull - Witches Promise
  • 05 - Lindisfarne Story Band - January Song
  • 06 - Bon Jovi - Dry County
  • 07 - Foo Fighters - Waiting On A War
  • 08 - The Small Faces - You Need Loving
  • 09 - Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air
  • 10 - Status Quo - Down Down

Show Intro

"Evening pop pickers and all welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming to you this week all the way from Milwaukee in Wisconsin. On what is yet another very welcomed day off. Where have I been since last week?. Well last week if you remember and you were listening I was on a day off in Detroit in Michigan. And then that night I went to see Billy Joel. In fact I ended up getting up with Billy Joel and doing Sugar with him. Which was a hell of a lot of fun. We then played Detroit the following night. We went on to play Hershey, PA and we've also just come through Ohio. We went to Cleveland and then Cincinnati. And here I am in Milwaukee taking a bit of a breather. Apart from this radio show of course. What have I got lined up for ya this week. Sixty minutes of wonderful music. And living on a bus for the best part of nine weeks on this entire tour. Which is a month on the road already. Incredible stuff. I'm certainly getting one of these now. This is The Wildhearts."

The Wildhearts

"You know I'm not sure I've ever played The Wildhearts on my show before. Which is a bit odd really because I really like that band. Specifically that album when it first came out I couldn't stop playing it. I still love it to this day. And it also features on it the last ever guitar solo by the late great Mick Ronson. The album is Earth Versus The Wildhearts. The song that we just heard, and I'm definitely getting one of these, TV Tan."

Thin Lizzy

"Well having just come through Cleveland and Detroit and let's not forget Chicago. Those cities have certainly got one or two of these. This is Thin Lizzy."

"And before that Thin Lizzy rom the Black Rose album which was produced by Tony Visconti. the song that we heard Toughest Street In Town ."


"You know in its original form that album is only 32 minutes long. Of course these days it comes with a bonus disc. But 32 minutes, a pretty short record. It's a brilliant record but it's very very short. But its, you know what, it's perfect for when I'm riding my bike. Two minutes warm up and then 30 minutes really giving it some. Which I like to do pretty much every day while I'm out on the road. What a great album. 1973 it's the eponymously titled debut album of Montrose. The song we heard I Don't Want It."

Jethro Tull

"OK so for these next two songs we're gonna back up the electrics a little bit and just got a bit more acoustic and throw in the odd flute. This is Jethro Tull."

"And before that Jethro Tull from a collection called Living In The Past. With a wonderful bit of work called Witches Promise."

Lindisfarne Story Band

"Ray Laidlaw, Billy Mitchell and friends there celebrating the legacy of Lindisfarne. From an album called 50 Years Of Fog.With a song that originally appeared on their second album in 19171. The album is Fog On The Tyne. The song that we just heard January Song."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show. Coming to you this week all the way from Milwaukee in Wisconsin. Coming up we're off to visit the Dry County with Bon Jovi."

Bon Jovi

"And before that Bon Jovi. It's actually in fairness my favourite ever Bon Jovi song. It comes in at almost ten minutes long. It's from the album Keep The Faith. It is Dry County."

Foo Fighters

"I'm still shaking my head and sighing every time I heard the words Taylor Hawkins. it's really difficult to get your head around. But what a contribution he made to the last album that they out out. I know that there's more stuff in the can. Even on other artists material. So there is music to look forward to. But let's just enjoy the moment there. The last album that the Foo Fighters released. And it's one of the best things they've ever done. It is Medicine At Midnight. The song Waiting On A War."

The Small Faces

"Now if you've never heard this next song before and you're a Led Zeppelin fan you might be a little bit surprised at this. This is The Small Faces."

"And before that The Small Faces. And yes it doesn't sound a little bit like you know what. But in fairness The Small Faces were just ripping it off Muddy Waters because it goes back decades and decades and decades. It's just that Steve Marriott. For that is he who we just heard singing. His voice sounds very very similar to a very young Robert Plant. It is The Small Faces from the Decca Years collection 1965 to 1867 with You Need Loving."

Thunderclap Newman

"Featuring one of the most brilliantly out of yune middle sections ever committed to tape but doesn't it sound wonderful. And produced by one Mr. Pete Townshend. That is Thunderclap Newman with Something In The Air."

Show Outro

"And that my friends all the way from Milwaukee. And one day I will actually get to say all the way from Memphis. And play that wonderful Mott The Hoople song. But no this week it is all the way from Milwaukee in Wisconsin. And that is about it for this week folks. Been a great pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time. But I will be on a break because we've got a two week break coming up. So I'm going home to see my family. And what fun that's gonna be 'cause I've not seen them for over a month."

"So until next week I shall leave you with this. From an album called On The Level. This is the mighty Status Quo with the single edit version 'cause we don't have time for the long version of Down Down. Till next week see ya!."

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