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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 9th 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 9th July on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by KISS, Supertramp and The Eagles.

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 - 9th July 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - KISS - Detroit Rock City
  • 02 - Billy Squier - Everybody Wants You
  • 03 - The Struts - I Hate How Much I Want You
  • 04 - Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
  • 05 - Nazareth - Star
  • 06 - Supertramp - Fool's Overture
  • 07 - The Eagles - Victim Of Love
  • 08 - Mick Jones - Just Wanna Hold
  • 09 - David Werner - High Class Blues
  • 10 - UFO - Lights Out

Show Intro

"Greetings one and all welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming to you today on a day off on The Stadium Tour. I'm in Detroit, MI. We did Chicago last night. We've got Detroit tomorrow night. And what better way to start the show than with this absolute classic from KISS."


"No better way to start this week's show than that beauty is there. Seeing as I am in Detroit. And I did say last week it wouldn't take a Rocket Scientist to figure out what I was gonna open the show with. That is KISS from the 1976 album Destroyer. But that's actually the version taken from the box set where they clip off the sound effects at the front. It is of course Detroit Rock City."

Billy Squier

"Now I may have mentioned last week that it rained on three of the first four shows . But I was actually very very wrong it actually rained on the first nine. Nine for nine it rained. Not necessarily on us but it rained on either us, Motley, Poison or Joan jett. We do though however seem to have hit a bit of a dry spell here in the Mid West. Didn't rain in Chicago. Didn't rain in St. Louis. And hopefully it''s not gonna rain tomorrow night in Detroit. We haven't had to cancel any shows. And long may that last too. It's a very emotional thing when you thinking please let's not have to cancel. And talking of emotions. Let's get them in motion. This is Billy Squier."

"And before that Billy Squier who we toured with in 1983 when he was still promoting that album which was released the year before. The album is Emotions In Motion. The song we just heard Everybody Wants You."

The Struts

"That song came up on my music device of choice this week 'cause I had it set on shuffle. And it just made me think I haven't heard it for a while. And as I was listening to it I was thinking you know what we recorded this right at the beginning of lockdown didn't we. Which is when we kind of started doing the Diamond Star Halos album. And it made me think that it was at least part of the equation as to why we actually went on to make an album because when Luke called and said can I sing and would Phil play on their new album. Of course me and Phil started having dialogue regarding this back on forth on the phone. Which is the only way we could communicate. And leading on from this we ended up starting to write songs and piece songs together that we'd already got written. And so yes they were part of the equation. It is The Struts from an album very aptly titled Strange Days. The song I Hate How Much I Want You."

Kate Bush

"And now on to a lady who is celebrating the fact that she's top of the chats all over the world with a song that was originally released 37 years ago. And it's all because of a science fiction horror show that has blown up worldwide. So hats off to Kate Bush."

"Before that we heard Kate Bush. Top of the charts almost 40 years after the song Running Up That Hill was originally released. Didn't wanna play it because everybody's playing it. But from the same album I took the title track which is the Hounds Of Love."


"You may have read or heard this week that the pesky grim reaper has been around once again and taken one of own. This time it's Manny Charlton once of Nazareth. A band who never really got their due in fairness. The same way that a Led Zeppelin, a Black Sabbath or a Deep Purple did. But listen to their back catalogue and there's some fantastic tunes. And Manny Charlton was a big part of that. His guitar playing, his rhythm playing, his lead playing was wonderful. But his slide playing was superb. So rest in peace Manny Charlton. Great player. I wanted to pick something that was a little different. And that's from a 1979 album called No Mean City. When Zal Cleminson once of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band had just joined. So Manny could actually stretch his wings a little bit with some noodling. And some beautiful harmonic guitar playing. The same kind of style as Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash or even The Allman Brothers. The song is Star."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Which is coming to you this week on a very welcomed day off all the way from Detroit in Michigan. Rock City itself. Or at least America's equivalent of Nottingham. Coming up we're gonna get all foolish with Supertramp."


"And before that Supertramp. Even In The Quietest Moments is the album. the song Fool's Overture."

The Eagles

"They were always brilliant don't get me wrong. But what a difference when Joe Walsh joined. He gave them an edge that they never really had before. Still had all these fantastic vocal harmonies. But that guitar, wow. incredible stuff. It is The Eagles of course. It's the 40th anniversary re-release version of the album Hotel California. The song Victim Of Love."

Mick Jones

"Now you can appreciate that when a band's on tour and they're on stage may be two hours a day. There's 22 hours that they're not. And yeah you'll sleep for some of it but to keep your mind occupied you need a project. And my project on this tour this is to convert some old cassettes to MP3. Most of them are rare radio broadcasts that never saw the light of day again. But I did find a couple of tracks on the end of a cassette that both featured Ian Hunter. And they are from albums. this first one from his old mate who used to be in Spooky Tooth. Then the current guitarist Foreigner doing his first solo album. This is Mick Jones."

"As did the previous song by Mick Jones. from what I believe is his one and only solo album aback in 1991. The song is Just Wanna Hold. Writing credits Mick Jones, Billy Joel and one M. Phillips. Largely thought to be one Mick Jagger."

David Werner

"Yeah whatever happened to David Werner. There from his eponymously titled debut album back in 1979 is a beautiful groove of a song called High Class Blues. Featuring Ian Hunter on background vocals."

Show Outro

"And talking of Billy Joel he's in town tonight. So I'm gonna go and say hi. And which means basically I better get my skates on and say goodbye to everyone. That's about it for this week. Been a real pleasure as always. Coming to you all the way from Detroit this week. Next week I shall be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin."

"So until then let's sign out with this one. From the album The Last Man Standing. Please turn out the lights. Could dedicate this one to Boris Johnson couldn't I. This is UFO. Originally the title track of their 1977 album Lights Out. Until next week see ya!."

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