The JOE ELLIOTT Show 25th June 2022 Playlist/Transcript
Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 25th June on Planet Rock.
This week's show included songs by The Beatles, Paul McCartney/Wings and Motley Crue.
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 - 25th June 2022 Playlist
- 01 - The Beach Boys - I Get Around
- 02 - The Beatles - Helter Skelter
- 03 - Paul McCartney/Wings - Live And Let Die
- 04 - The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
- 05 - David Bowie - Starman
- 06 - Yes - Roundabout
- 07 - Deep Purple - No One Came
- 08 - Ian Hunter - Just Another Night
- 09 - Lindisfarne - We Can Swing Together
- 10 - Motley Crue - Wild Side
"No throbbing of engines this week folks. Just the gentle hum of a generator as I sit in the same chair as I did last week. But I'm parked up engines off in the car park at the stadium in Philadelphia. Now this time last week I was travelling at 75 miles an hour as we legged it out of Atlanta on our way to Miami. Now in Atlanta if you've seen any of the pictures on social media. it absolutely lashed it down and we were just all drenched. When we got to Miami it wasn't so bad. The following night in Orlando it was exactly the same as Atlanta. And when we got to Washington D.C. it rained so hard that we had to cut our set. There were representatives on the side of the stage from the police, from the building, from the council saying please get off. Right above your head there's lightning storm. And as we all know human beings, wet human beings or a wet stage with electrical equipment and lightning is a great recipe for disaster. So off we went. The storm did eventually pass which allowed Motley Crue to play a bit of a truncated show. But there you go folks. It is the 2022 Drought Relief Tour. 3 out of 4 it has rained. It can only get better from here on in."
"Welcome everyone to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. We've got some great music lined up for ya for this next hour or so. Including music which is inspired by three very significant birthdays. And also one very significant anniversary that I did touch on last week. So let's get started with the first of the big three of the birthdays. Very very Happy Birthday. 80th birthday to the legendary Brian Wilson."
The Beach Boys
"Yes Happy Birthday Brian Wilson. His influence on musicians over the last few generations is immeasurable. There's really not much more I can say than his influence is just all over everybody's music from The Beatles to Queen and countless other bands. Absolutely stunning body of work that man has delivered over the last 50/60 years or so. That is The Beach Boys of course from their greatest hits collection 50 Big Ones with I Get Around."
"Now the second of our three significant birthdays this week is Sir Paul McCartney who hit 80 years old just a few days ago. In fact he celebrated his 80th birthday by playing a show in New Jersey where Jon Bon Jovi walked out on stage with a mass of balloons and got the entire stadium to sing Happy Birthday to him. In fact I did exactly the same thing at the same time when we were in Orlando I got the entire stadium to sing Happy Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney. So here he is in all his pomp. From the two most significant bands he was ever in."
"And before that we heard The Beatles from that almighty album that is The White Album with a fantastic bit of work called Helter Skelter."
Paul McCartney/Wings - Live And Let Die
"Yeah so Happy Birthday Paul McCartney. or should I say Sir Paul McCartney. i don't know what the rules are. If you don't address them as Sir when they are do you get thrown in the tower?. Answers on a postcard please. We just heard there a significant song by Paul McCartney and Wings from the 1973 James Bond movie of the same title Live And Let Die. These days you can actually find that as a bonus track on Red Rose Speedway."
"OK so what's up next?. In a few a significant anniversary that I didn't mention last week. But right now yet more rock royalty birthdays. Please be upstanding or his 78th birthday it is Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks."
"And before that we heard from The Kinks. Ray Davies or should I say Sir Ray Davies. get back in the tower boy. 78 years young this week. The immortal Waterloo Sunset."
"And that folks is where I and many of my generation came in. July 1972 almost 50 years ago. Top Of The Pops when David Bowie draped his arm around Mick Ronson and then he spun his finger at the camera at the beginning of the second verse. He was talking to me. from that fantastic album 50 years old just last week. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. The hit single from that album a song called Starman."
"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming to you this week all the way from the car park of the venue that we are playing tonight in Philadelphia, PA. Coming up we're going for a bit of a spin on the roundabout with Yes."
"And before that Yes. And again the first track that I ever heard from Yes. Used to go to a nightclub in Sheffield called Improvision. Friend of mine called Andy is a huge Yes fan but never really listened to his Yes collection. but every Sunday night Charlie the DJ would always play that particular song that we just heard. From the album Fragile. it is Yes with Roundabout."
I've been having a bit of a Deep Purple fest in the solitude of my bus these last few days. And it just reminds me what a wonderful band they are. I came in on Fireball. So I get to back track to things like In Rock. But it is one of my favourite albums by Deep Purple. Absolutely love that record. Song we just heard last rack from said album is No One Came."
"Now it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say that over the last 50 years or so that one or two of our favourite rock stars has quite possibly spent a night in jail. Now what good could possibly come from out of a night in the clink. Except for may be the inspiration to write a song about it. Which is exactly what happened with these next two tunes. Starting off with Ian Hunter."
"And before that Ian Hunter. from a superb album from 1979 called You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic. We heard Just Another Night."
"Now if you listen to the lyrics on that last tune it almost plays out like a Monty Python sketch. It's actually quite funny. But I bet it wasn't on the night. From that superb 1970 album Nicely Out Of Tune. That is Lindisfarne with We Can Swing Together."
"And those two jail birds just about bring this particular show to an end folks. been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week all the way from Jacksonville in Florida. But not at the same time. From next Saturday onwards the show on Saturday is being nudged back one hour to 5pm. the Tuesday 9pm show stays the same. But from next Saturday onwards The Joe Elliott Show on Planet Rock Saturday at 5pm."
"So until then I'm gonna leave you with this. The opening track of Motley Crue's set every night so far on this particular tour. This is Wild Side. Until next week see ya!."
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