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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 6th 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 6th November on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Alice Cooper, Chris Cornell and T. Rex.

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 - 6th November 2021 Playlist

  • 01 - The Strypes - Blue Collar Jane
  • 02 - The Stooges - Search And Destroy
  • 03 - Chris Cornell - You Know My Name
  • 04 - T. Rex - Cosmic Dancer
  • 05 - Alice Cooper - My Stars
  • 06 - Supertramp - A Soapbox Oera
  • 07 - Stray - One Night In Texas
  • 08 - Coverdale/Page - Shake My Tree
  • 09 - Dirty Tricks - Night Man
  • 10 - Cozy Powell - Dance With The Devil

Show Intro

"Greetings you lovely people and welcome to once again the Joe Elliott Show right here on, always, Planet Rock. Sixty minutes, one hour, to play some magnificent music. Starting off with these young reprobates and I do mean young. This is The Strypes."

The Strypes

"From a little place about an hour about an hour north of where I live right here in Sunny Ireland those boys come. And they are boys. When they signed their I believe six album deal they were 13 maybe 14 or 15 years old. And there was such a buzz on them they were due to bring back the feelgood factor. And I say that pun intended because they sound so much like the classic Dr. Feelgood sound from the mid 70s. They were gonna bring that R and B factor back but they announced just a few months ago that they've split up. So sadly it's not to be, but they did leave some great music behind. And there's a great example from the album Snapshot. It is the band The Strypes. The song we heard Blue Collar Jane."

The Stooges

"OK so keeping it raw and real just for a little longer. This next crowd set up their stall to really search out destroy love and peace man. Yeah this is The Stooges."

"And before that we heard The Stooges from a collection just purely called Punk. With a fantastic piece of work called Search And Destroy."

Chris Cornell

"Well sadly I have not seen the new James Bond film yet. But I did recently watch Casino Royale which put that song into mind. So I figured I'd play it this week. It is of course Cornell. Chris Cornell. It is the song over the intro titles. It is You Know My Name."

T. Rex

"OK so dancing himself right out of the womb. Here's Marc Bolan and T. Rex."

"And before that we heard T. Rex and what a trick I missed a couple of weeks ago. I completely forgot that the 15th October 2021 was the 50th anniversary of my first ever concert. Yes I was very lucky to be allowed as a 12 year old kid to go to the Sheffield City Hall on my own and watch T. Rex promoting their current album at the time Electric Warrior. So I thought I would play a track from it this week and there a wonderful bit of work we just heard Cosmic Dancer."

Alice Cooper

"If someone could pull up the stats for my show which I started doing for Planet Rock 11 years ago now in 2010. I think we would find my most played Alice Cooper song is the one that we just heard because it is my favourite ever Alice Cooper song and he has done some wonderful stuff. There is no denying the absolute quality of things like Billion Dollar Babies, Welcome To My Nightmare, Elected, School's Out, Halo Of Flies. What a song!. But the one that we just heard is my favourite all time Alice song. It is from the 1971 album School's Out. It is My Stars."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up we're gonna get on our soapbox with Supertramp."


"And before that Supertramp from that wonderful album that is Crisis What Crisis. We heard A Soapbox Opera."


"I mentioned at the top of the show that the band The Strypes were very young when they signed their record deal. So were the crowd that you just heard. Little bit older maybe 16, 17 or 18 years old. And they were somehow connected to the Kray Twins. I think it was somebody that was either a relative or one of their henchman managed that band in the early days. From what I read. Del Bromham. A lovely guy I met him at a Mott The Hoople gig about 7 years ago. And their taken from their Time Machine Anthology 1970-1977. We just heard Stray who I did play this song live at the Sheffield Top Rank about 1977 and they were fantastic. The song One Night In Texas."


"So what do you get when you put together the musical genius of Jimmy Page and the vocal dexterity of David Coverdale. Well you get this."

"And before that Coverdale And Page from an album which strangely enough was called Coverdale/Page. We just heard the wonderful Shake My Tree."

Dirty Tricks

"And once again we find ourselves back at the Sheffield City Hall because I saw that band open for I believe it was Budgie. In 1977 I think it was. They were promoting the album that we just heard the song from. When I moved to London in 1981 I got to know the singer Kenny Stewart pretty well. He always used to be propping up the bar at The Marquee. Which basically means that so was I. So I guess we was both as lush as each other. Lovely guy. Great band. The band are Dirty Tricks. And there from the album Night Man we just heard the title track."

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 shall leave you with this. And I'm gonna dedicated it to two wonderful people who we sadly lost this week. Malcolm Dome and Pete Makowski. Strangely enough both of them rock journalists. And very fair rock journalists to boot. And great presenters. Wonderful people. You look at the outpourings on social media this week and you'll see that there was a lot of love towards these guys within the rock fraternity. And I'm gonna play this because I know this is exactly where both of these guys would love to be right now. With the late great Cozy Powell doing the Dance With The Devil. Until next week see ya!."

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