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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 27th 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 27th November on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Queen, Brian May and AC/DC.

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 - 27th November 2021 Playlist

  • 01 - Million Dollar Reload - Super Slave
  • 02 - Focus - Sylvia
  • 03 - Be Bop Deluxe - Made In Heaven
  • 04 - Queen - You Take My Breath Away
  • 05 - KISS - God Gave Rock And Roll To You
  • 06 - Brian May - Resurrection
  • 07 - Roger Taylor = Magic Is Loose
  • 08 - Lindisfarne - Lady Eleanor
  • 09 - Nick Drake - River Man
  • 10 - David Bowie - I Can't Explain
  • 11 - The Clash - City Of The Dead
  • 12 - AC/DC - Put The Finger On You

Show Intro

"Greetings my fellow music lovers and welcome to once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. We have sixty minutes, one solid hour to play some wonderful music. There's also some very significant moments in the history of rock to celebrate tonight. I shall get on to those in a little while. But right now let's get the festivities started with Million Dollar Reload."

Million Dollar Reload

"Well these days they go by the name of Blackwater Conspiracy. But back in 2010, 2011 maybe. When I saw them as the opening act for The Quireboys in Dublin they were Million Dollar Reload. And they were absolutely magnificent. I haven't heard them in their new guise but I'm gonna check them out. The album that we just heard the song from Anthems Of A Degeneration. The song we heard Super Slave."


"I'm indebted this week to a couple of listeners who emailed me regarding House Of The King by Focus. Which if you were listening last week you'll know I played. But I couldn't remember what it used to be the theme tune for. Well thanks to Dave M and Marion I now know. It was Don't Ask Me. Which as Dave M so brilliantly put featured the flailing armed Mr. Magnus Pyke. Who we may remember popped up on a hit single in the 80s by one Mr. Thomas Dolby. A song called Blinded Me With Science. So thanks Dave and Marion. You don't win a coconut. You get some more Focus."

"And before that Focus from their Very Best Of Focus, Hocus Pocus. The song we heard Sylvia."

Be Bop Deluxe

"It should have been a massive hit. Sadly it wasn't, but it's still a fantastic song. It is the 2018 remix of Made In Heaven by Be Bop Deluxe. From the 1975 originally released album Futurama."


"When I was reminded earlier this week that it had been 30 years since Freddie Mercury passed away I'm sure like me, many people listening thought wow, really. Has it really been 30 years?. Well sadly yes it has and obviously he's still very much missed by the likes of his family, by his fellow band mates Brian, Roger and John. And of course by millions and millions and millions of his fans. But we still have his music to remind us of what a fantastic artist he was. This week I've picked this particular song because I think it really shows off what he was all about. So in memory of the late great Freddie Mercury here is Queen."

"And before that marking 30 years since the passing of Freddie Mercury we heard Queen from the album A Day At The Races with You Take My Breath Away."


"Farah Fawcett Majors, she of Charlie's Angels fame, died on the same day as Michael Jackson. So she didn't get the press coverage we all probably would have expected. Lee Brillo the lead singer for Dr. Feelgood died on the same day as Kurt Cobain. Same thing. And Eric Carr the drummer for KISS from 1980 when he replaced original drummer Peter Criss. All the way till 1991 died on the same day as Freddie Mercury. So he also became a bit of a footnote in the history of rock and roll. And there he is. The last thing he ever recorded with KISS in 1990 I believe it was. It's KISS's version of the old Argent classic God Gave Rock And Roll To You."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up what two members of Queen can do when they go solo."

Brian May

"And before that Brian May his debut solo album in 1992. The album is Back To The Light. The song, featuring some fantastic drumming by Cozy Powell, Resurrection."

Roger Taylor

"Roger Taylor going solo there in 1981 when Queen were very much still a going concern. In fact it's his second solo album. The album is called Fun In Space. The song a fantastic tune called Magic Is Loose."


"Right time for some quiet reflection acoustic style. This is Lindisfarne."

"And before that Lindisfarne from their number one selling album in 1970 Nicely Out Of Tune. And what a great title. The song we heard, massive hit single at the time, Lady Eleanor."

"Pure heartfelt vulnerable. Words often used to describe the late great Nick Drake. A very troubled soul but a wonderful artist. From the album Five Leaves Left we just heard River Man."

David Bowie

"Right I do believe it's time to pick up those six string razors once again. Take it away Ronno."

"And before that from 1973's Pun Ups album David Bowie's collection of covers, a fantastic rework of the old classic Who track I Can't Explain.

"Round about 1975 along with some other great bands like the Sex Pistols and The Damned. That band came along to give the music establishment a damn good kick up the backside. Which quite frankly it probably needed. But like most things they became part of the establishment. Not a criticism, more of an observation. They sold millions upon millions of records. They are The Clash and from the compilation album Black Market Clash we just heard City Of The Dead."

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 until then I'll go out with this one. .On another significant marker in the history of rock and roll. Albeit a bit more positive. 40 years ago this week 1981. AC/DC released For Those About Rock. And to celebrate that we are gonna listen to this. Put The Finger On You. Until next week see ya!."

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