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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 16th June 2018 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2018. 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 Queen, David Bowie and Coverdale/Page.

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 June 2018 Playlist

  • 01 - Coverdale/Page - Shake My Tree
  • 02 - Marco Mendoza - Burned
  • 03 - Steve Hunter - Mojo Man
  • 04 - The Damned - Eloise
  • 05 - Queen - More Of That Jazz
  • 06 - Deep Purple - Woman From Tokyo
  • 07 - James Gang - Walk Away
  • 08 - Arctic Monkeys - Golden Trunks
  • 09 - Cockney Rebel - Mr. Soft
  • 10 - David Bowie - Watch That Man
  • 11 - The Pretty Things - Walking Through My Dreams
  • 12 - New York Dolls - Pills

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Which this week comes to you on the eve of the last night of leg one of the Def Leppard US tour 2018. What a mouthful. All the way from Baltimore in Maryland. Good evening everyone this is sixty minutes of fantastic music. Let's see if we can get some of that fruit to fall shall we. This is Coverdale/Page."


"It's a real shame they only made the one album. And it makes you wonder if there are any songs in the vaults that never actually got released on that first album 'cause it's probably due an anniversary release any time now. It is Coverdale/Page from the album of the same name. The song Shake My Tree."

Marco Mendoza

"Now talking of Coverdale, which leads us to Whitesnake, which leads us to Marco Mendoza who has played bass in many bands but one of them was Whitesnake. He has just released his second solo album and it's pretty good."

"And before that Marco Mendoza. What bands hasn't he been in?. He's played with the likes of Whitesnake, Ted Nugent. He formed the Black Star Riders. He was in Thin Lizzy. He's been in so many bands I can't even remember. But that is his second solo record. It's called Viva La Rock. It's brilliant and the song we just heard is called Burned."

Steve Hunter

"If you ever listen to the live albums Rock And Roll Animal and Lou Reed Live and also Alice Cooper back in the 70s. You may be well familiar with the name Steve Hunter . He has just released his solo album Before The Lights Go Out. Ironic title really because he is legally blind these days. The song we just heard, great bit of work, called Mojo Man."

The Damned

"Right let's get a bit more theatrical shall we. This is the Damned."

"And before that we heard The Damned with their amazing version of the old Barry Ryan song Eloise."


"Or we do love an abrupt ending don't we?. That is Queen from the album Jazz with the track More Of That Jazz. I suppose you could call it a title track."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week coming to ya all the way from Baltimore in Maryland. It is time for a little break and when we come back we're off over to Tokyo."

Deep Purple

"And before that what can you say other than oh yes. Deep Purple from the 24 Carrot Purple collection with Woman From Tokyo."

James Gang

"I absolutely adore that band and I absolutely adore that guitar player. They are the James Gang. He is Joe Walsh and the album is Thirds. The song we just heard, great bit of work called Walk Away."

Arctic Monkeys

"So from from Tokyo to Sheffield. And I don't mean Def Leppard. No, if you like your music that sounds like maybe David Bowie doing the theme song to a James Bond film, you may like this. It's the Arctic Monkeys."

"And before that from an album called Tranquility Base Hotel And Casino, as you do. It's the Arctic Monkeys with a very strangely named song Golden Trunks. Very Bowie-esque I believe."

Cockney Rebel

"That is a top slice of completely brilliant British vaudeville rock and roll by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel. From the brilliant album the Psychomodo. One of their many hit singles. A song called Mr. Soft."

David Bowie

"And talking of David Bowie.

"And before that from 1973 we heard David Bowie. The album Aladdin Sane. The track we heard the lead off song off that album Watch That Man."

The Pretty Things

"Coming out of the swinging sixties along with the Stones and The Kinks and The Who and The Small Faces. But not quite making it into the big time the same way as those other bands did. They are however credited as quite possibly writing the first ever concept record. The album is called S.F. Sorrow. The band are The Pretty Things. And the song even though it wasn't on the original release, is a bonus track these days. It's called Walking Through My Dreams."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, all the way from Baltimore, is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I've got one gig left and then a suitcase to pack. I will be back with you next week at exactly the same time god willing from home. Which will be great for a couple of weeks."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with this. From their debut album in 1973. This is the New York Dolls and their take on the old Bo Diddly classic Pills. Until next week see ya!."

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