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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 20th 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 20th August on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Muse, Rush and Tom Petty.

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 - 20th August 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - Alice Cooper - Hello Hooray
  • 02 - KISS - Flaming Youth
  • 03 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - River Of Love
  • 04 - Bad Company - Bad Company
  • 05 - Tesla - Little Suzi
  • 06 - Split Enz - Stranger Than Fiction
  • 07 - Tom Petty - Love Is A Long Road
  • 08 - Muse - Madness
  • 09 - Rush - Limelight
  • 10 - Lone Star - Flying In The Reel

Show Intro

"Greetings one 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 San Antonio in Texas on a welcomed day off. We've only got a few shows left actually. I think we're down to about the last ten of this American tour. And then we start heading to other areas of the planet of course including the UK. But that's to come. What we've got for you right now is sixty minutes of what in my humble opinion is some wonderful music starting off with the mighty Alice Cooper."

Alice Cooper

"It is such a great album and it's such a great opening song as well. That is Alice Cooper from the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies with the track Hello Hooray."


"Right from just three years later same producer, very different band. This is KISS."

"And before that KISS, who like the opening track by Alice Cooper. Both produced by Bob Ezrin. But very different bands. Even though they both had a tendency to wear make-up and be very theatrical. Musically chalk and cheese. Both great. Both very different. But that is KISS from the 1976 album Destroyer with Flaming Youth."

Sensational Alex Harvey Band

"A band with such musical diversity. one minute they're writing songs, epic songs like The Tale Of The Giant Stone Eater. Or Give My Compliments To the Chef. Vambo. But then the next minute they're writing two and a half minute pop songs like the one that we just heard. It is the Sensational Alex Harvey Band from the 1974 album The Impossible Dream with the River Of Love."

Bad Company

"So from two American bands with very theatrical leanings to one very understated but brilliant British band. This is Bad Company."

"And before that from 1974 from their debut album. We heard the title track of the band. Of the album and it's also the name of the song. It is Bad Company."


"I remember that song going down really well when they opened for Def Leppard in 1987/1988 on the Hysteria tour. From their debut album from the same time it is Tesla. The album is Mechanical Resonance. The song originally written by a guy called Jim Diamond who was in a band called PHD. Had a hit in the UK in 1981. The song is Little Suzi. Or to give it it's full title Little Suzi's On the Up."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming to you this week all the way from San Antonio in Texas. Coming up we're gonna be making some mental notes with Split Enz."

Split Enz

"And before that we heard Split Enz who at one time or another had in their ranks the Finn brothers Neil and Tim. Now Tim would kind of just kind of I don't know go on to obscurity. And Neil however would go on to form Crowded House and eventually become a member of Fleetwood Mac. That is from their debut European album back in 1976. The album is Mental Notes. The song that we just heard, and it really is, Stranger Than Fiction."

Tom Petty

"From the album Full Moon Fever. That is the late great Tom Petty with a wonderful bit of work called Love Is A Long Road."


"Comning up. Well it's not Suggs and company but is is Madness."

"And before that we heard Muse. Wonderful stuff from that album The 2nd Law. With m m m m Madness."


"It's strange how your perspective on a band can change when you know that you're probably never gonna see them live again and they'll probably never make any new music again. But really will they not?. I mean let's be honest. Yes it's incredibly sad that Rush lost Neal Peart. But The Rolling Stone's are just rolling on with a different drummer after Charlie passed away. This is what lot of bands do. Yes sometimes it's integrity coming into question. But sometimes it's just people don't wanna stop working. And Alex and Geddy obviously at this moment in time don't really wanna do anything. But who knows maybe one day we will hear some new music from Rush. they have actually dipped their toe into playing live together recently. You can catch that on YouTube. But until they do, if they ever do, let's just enjoy what they did. And their from the 40th anniversary re-release version of the album Moving Pictures is Rush with the song Limelight."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, all the way from San Antonio in Texas, is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. But hey don't I say that every week."

"So until next week which shall be coming to you all the way from Los Angeles in California. That's about it for this week. In fact yeah we've got like five shows left after next week. But I'll still be here doing this. And looking forward to it as usual."

"So tonight gonna leave you with this. Long time listeners will know I'm a huge fan of Lone Star. Specifically of the singer Jon Sloman. But I'm also a big fan of the original line up of the band. Which I did see live in 1976 at the Sheffield Top Rank. The singer in those day was a gentleman called Kenny Driscoll. And he was no slouch either. So here from their debut album is Lone Star with Flying In The Reel. Until next week see ya!."

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