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Joe Elliott Show 17th February 2018 Playlist/Transcript (#392)

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 Mott The Hoople, Montrose and Sparks.

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 - 17th February 2018 Playlist (#392)

  • 01 - Montrose - Matriarch
  • 02 - Electric Light Orchestra - Roll Over Beethoven
  • 03 - L.E.O. - Goodbye Innocence
  • 04 - Def Leppard - 10538 Overture
  • 05 - Velvet Revolver - Can't Get It Out Of My Head
  • 06 - Deep Purple - Knocking At Your Back Door
  • 07 - Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee
  • 08 - Sweet - No You Don't
  • 09 - Mott The Hoople - Marionette
  • 10 - Lou Reed - I'm So Free
  • 11 - Sparks - Something For The Girl With Everything
  • 12 - Judas Priest - Breaking The Law

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is this week coming to you all the way from CalifornIA man. Yes, I am in California doing a bit of promo and getting a bit of sun to be quite honest. We have sixty minutes of pretty cool music. In a little while, like maybe five minutes, we're gonna have a bit of a Jeff Lynne fest, but I'll get into that in a minute. But let's go straight off with a band from just up the road from where I'm staying. San Francisco's finest in my opinion. This is Montrose."


"They made a total of four albums. Two with Sammy Hagar on vocals and two with a guy called Bob James. That is from the Bob James' lineup album 3. The album is called Warner Bros. Presents. The band are Montrose. The song we heard Matriarch."

Electric Light Orchestra

"Over the last week or so I have been reassessing the immense talent that is Mr. Jeff Lynne. He did some incredible work in 70s. In fact between now and the break it's just a Jeff Lynne fest. We're gonna start off right now with ELO doing their classic take on an old Chuck Berry song number. Guess which one. Which is gonna be followed by a band that took the influence so literally they actually used the same initials for their group. This is ELO."

"And before that ELO themselves from the Essential Collection with their brilliant take on the old Chuck Berry classic Roll Over Beethoven."


"I've absolutely no doubt that it was done with the best of intentions, but it's uncanny how much they sound like ELO. They're a bunch of Indie musicians including members of people like Jellyfish that got together and called themselves Leo. And from an album called Alpacas Orgling we just heard Goodbye Innocence."

Def Leppard

"Now here's a couple of ELO songs done by other artists who are obviously Jeff Lynne fans themselves."

"And before that Def Leppard from the album YEAH! 2006. The incredible 10538 Overture."

Velvet Revolver

"Two very different bands I suppose but influenced equally by the talented Jeff Lynne. That is Velvet Revolver from the album Libertad with the classic Can't Get It Out Of My Head."

"This is the Joe Elliott show all the way from California this week. It is time for a little break and when we come back, one of the best songs intros ever from a bunch of perfect strangers."

Deep Purple

"And before that Deep Purple from their reformation album if you like. 1984 I believe it was, the album Perfect Strangers. The song Knocking At Your Back Door."

Beth Hart And Joe Bonamassa

"It has always been one of my favourite Humble Pie songs. In fact just a couple of months ago I played Phil Collen's version from the Delta Deep album. Like London Buses, you wait around forever and then two come at once. That is a brand new version there by Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart. What a voice. Black Coffee is the song."


"And if my memory serves me well just a few months back when Ritchie Blackmoore's Rainbow played the UK, they had Andy Scott's Sweet opening for them. Well, let's play something from the original lineup shall we."

"And before that we heard Sweet from the album Sweet Fanny Adams with a great bit of work called No You Don't."

Mott The Hoople

"I wonder if we'll hear the likes of that when Mott The Hoople Mark II reform for a handful of festival shows this summer. Yes, Ian Hunter is getting back together with Morgan Fisher and Ariel Bender to play three European festivals. One in the UK I believe. I';m not sure who the rhythm section's gonna be seeing as sadly Overend Watts and Dale Griffin have both passed away but as soon as I find out I will let you know. Sadly I won't be able to see the show in the UK 'cause we've got a gig ourselves in American the next night but thank god for YouTube. Which is wonderful let's be honest until you face plant and then the whole world sees you do it. From the album The Hoople in 1974 that is Mott The Hoople with Marionette."

Lou Reed

"Here's a guy that transformed himself into a bit of a Glam for at least one album. This is Lou Reed."

"And before that we heard from 1972. Produced my Mick Ronson and David Bowie. Mr. Lou Reed from the album Transformer with a song called I'm So Free."


"I'm gonna dedicate that one to my very good friend Mr. Ian Hampton who is in hospital recovering from a life changing operation. He was the bass player on that record when it came out in 1975. The album Propaganda. The band are Sparks. The song we just heard Something For The Girl With Everything. Get well soon my friend."

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 at exactly the same time god willing."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with this. After the very, very sad news that Glenn Tipton from Judas Priest has had to retire from the rock industry altogether because of the onset of Parkinsons. I'm gonna go out with a Judas Priest song. We toured with Judas Priest in 1980. We played golf together, we got drunk together. We actually played drunk golf together. But we had great fun hanging out with Glenn. He was a mentor to us and when we were recording the Slang album in Marbella back in 1995, he lived about half a mile from where we were. So you can imagine the shenanigans we got up to after midnight. No I'm not gonna play Livin' After Midnight. I'm gonna play this one because they did it every night when we toured with them and it went down an absolute storm. Until next week, this is Judas Priest and Breaking The Law, see ya!."

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