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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 20th November 2021 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2021. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 20th November on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by The Police, Free and Down 'n' Outz.

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 November 2021 Playlist

  • 01 - Heavy Metal Kids - Uncontrollable
  • 02 - Horslips - The Power And The Glory
  • 03 - Jethro Tull - Cup Of Wonder
  • 04 - Down 'n' Outz - Broadside Outcasts
  • 05 - Hothouse Flowers - If You Go
  • 06 - Steve Hillage - Hurdy Gurdy Man
  • 07 - Focus - House Of The King
  • 08 - Free - Mr. Big (Live)
  • 09 - Be Bop Deluxe - Forbidden Lovers
  • 10 - The Police - Synchronicity II

Show Intro

"Evening everybody and welcome to once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. We have sixty solid minutes once again, one solid hour of fantastic music. Uncontrollable it's the Heavy Metal Kids."

Heavy Metal Kids

"The Heavy Metal Kids there from 2010 from what was a very valid yet sadly unsuccessful attempt to reform the band. The couldn't reform with the original singer Mr. Gary Holton 'cause he's no longer with us. So who would they get to replace him. Well only his best mate growing up Mr. John Altman aka Nasty Nick Cotton from Eastenders. And there the only song that that particular line-up ever recorded. Lovely bit of punk rock. It is Uncontrollable."


"Now changing tack completely. Here's a couple of like minded artists. One pretty well known. The other one not so much. Starting off with lesser known Horslips."

"And before that a band called Horslips. Who got their name when, well I guess it was a bit of a drinking spree that they were on. They were messing around with spoonerisms. And saying the phrase the four horseman of the apocalypse became the four horslips of the apocamen. So they just shortened it to Horslips. Don't Ask Me. The album is Book Of Invasions. The song that we just heard The Power And The Glory."

Jethro Tull

"I love that album it is 1977's Songs From The Wood by Jethro Tull. The song we just heard Cup Of Wonder."

Down 'n' Outz

"Now speaking of spoonerisms here's one of my favourites. This, originally recorded by Mott, is the Down 'n' Outz."

"And before that the Down 'n' Outz from The Further Adventures Of the Down 'n' Outz. With the wonderful spoonerism on outside broadcasts. It is Broadside Outcasts."

Hothouse Flowers

"I stumbled across this album while I was sorting some stuff out the other day and I'd forgotten how brilliant it is. What a fantastic band. So much so that in 1992 Def Leppard actually hijacked three members of the Hothouse Flowers. And we did a session under the name of The Acoustic Hippies From Hell. Which spawned From The Inside which ended up on the Retro-Active album. And a couple of covers. Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix and You Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones. Wonderful band. That is their debut album from 1988. The album is People. The song, fantastic bit of work, called If You Go."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up a 70's hippies take on a 60's hippie."

Steve Hillage

"And before that Steve Hillage. The legendary Steve Hillage once of Gong. That band that lived on a Hippie commune and ate brown rice and pretty much nothing but brown rice. Made some strange music but when he left he made a fantastic debut solo album called L. Produced by Todd Rundgren. In fact he had Utopia as his band. The lead off song on that album we just heard. Was a fantastic cover of a 60s hippie Donovan. the song Hurdy Gurdy Man."


"Now I'm sure in the back of my mind that that song was used as the theme tune to some Sunday lunch time political programme back in early to mid 70s but I'm damned if I can remember what it is. But I can remember it's a great among. It is .Focus. It is House Of The King."


"OK so coming up next we have a fantastic example of what I would call absolutely in tune interplay between a guitar player and a bass player. And if I tell you that those two people are Paul Kossof and Andy Fraser you'll know who I'm talking about. This live is Free."

"And before that you just can't say enough. What a fantastic piece of interplay between Paul Kossof and Andy Fraser. It is Free from the album Free Live with the absolutely amazing Mr. Big."

Be Bop Deluxe

"What an absolutely underrated talent and guitar player that man is. It is Bill Nelson from the days in Be Bop Deluxe back in 1977. The album Modern Music. The song we just heard Forbidden Lovers."

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 don't touch that dial. Why would you go anywhere else anyway other than this amazing radio station."

"Until next week I shall leave you with this. It's from The Complete Collection Message In A Box. It is The Police with which was kind of the title track of their 1983 album Synchronicity. This in fact Synchronicity II. Until next week see ya!."

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