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Joe Elliott Show 16th September 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#370)

Joe Elliott 2015. By Chele Drappel

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters and David Bowie.

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 - 16th September 2017 Playlist (#370)

  • 01 - Wayward Sons - Until The End
  • 02 - Foo Fighters - Stacked Actors
  • 03 - Stone Temple Pilots - Big Bang Baby
  • 04 - David Bowie - Cracked Actor
  • 05 - The Kinks - Shangri-la
  • 06 - Supertramp - Fool's Overture
  • 07 - Dana Gillespie - Andy Warhol
  • 08 - The Small Faces - Song Of A Baker
  • 09 - The Pretty Things - Walking Through My Dreams
  • 10 - The Stranglers - Go Buddy Go
  • 11 - Janie Jones - The Clash
  • 12 - Status Quo - Down The Dustpipe

Show Intro

"Evening all. Welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock. This week it is coming to ya from California where Def Leppard are preparing for our South American run which is gonna take about two and a half weeks. Eight shows, it's gonna be a great time I'm sure. As is this evening. Let's get it cracking shall we. This is brand new Wayward Sons."

Wayward Sons

"A great line-up of people in that band including of course ex-Little Angels leader Mr. Toby Jepson. And Phil Martini ex-Quireboys and still currently a member of the Down 'n' Outz. They are the Wayward Sons. The album was out yesterday. It's called the Ghosts of yet to come. The song we just heard, Until The End."

Foo Fighters

"Well you may remember last week was a little new wavey. This week not so much. This is the Foo Fighters."

"And before that the Foo Fighters from the album There Is Nothing Left To Loose with Stacked Actors."

Stone Temple Pilots

"Absolutely my favourite what you might call 90s band. That is the Stone Temple Pilots from the album Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop. As you do. The song Big Bang Baby."

David Bowie

"Now stacked actors, where did he get that title from?."

"And before that David Bowie. The inspiration behind the song Stacked Actors for Foo Fighters no doubt from Aladdin Sane album in 1973. We heard Cracked Actor."

The Kinks

"Well they started out as a band that wrote the best two chord songs in the world. To a lesser extent Dave, but his brother Ray Davies wrote some of the most brilliant songs and they really expended their universe as time went on throughout their career. Specifically on that song. From the album Arthur The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire. That is The Kinks with a song called Shangri-la."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on the wonderful Planet Rock. It's time for a little break and when we come back, well it's time for a bit of foolish behaviour with Supertramp."


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

Dana Gillespie

"Featuring the Spiders From Mars as her backing band and some great guitar from Mick Ronson towards the end of that song. That is Dana Gillespie with her version of the David Bowie song Andy Warhol."

The Small Faces

"Right time for some classic sixties British rock. This is The Small Faces."

"And before that The Small Faces from the fantastically named Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake we heard Song Of A Baker."

The Pretty Things

"Around since the beginning of time. Well, actually the mid-60s. In fact I think Phil May was actually in the Rolling Stones for about five minutes. That's how far back these guys go and they never really quite made it into the big time, but they made some great music. And there The Pretty Things from the album S.F. Sorrow with the song that's actually a bonus track these days on the album. Great bit of work called Walking Through My Dreams."

The Stranglers

"Well from classic 60s to classic 70s. This is The Stranglers."

"And before that The Stranglers from their debut album Rattus Norvegicus we heard Go Buddy Go."

The Clash

"Saw them at the Top Rank in Sheffield and they were absolutely just mind blowing. The energy from the new wave artists in general was superb but The Clash really, really, really knocked the ball out of the park. And there from their debut album back in 1976 we heard Janie Jones."

Show Outro

"And that my friends all the way from California is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week all the way from Sao Paulo in Brazil having just done Rock In Rio. Tell you all about it then."

"Until then gonna leave you with this classic from the Best Of Status Quo. Really early days. This is Down The Dustpipe. Until next week see ya!."

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