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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 23rd 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 Yes, Alice Cooper and The Beatles.

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 - 23rd June 2018 Playlist

  • 01 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Swampsnake
  • 02 - Yes - Going For The One
  • 03 - The Beatles - Good Day Sunshine
  • 04 - Alice Cooper - Halo Of Flies
  • 05 - John Otway and Wild Willy Barratt - Really Free
  • 06 - Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery
  • 07 - The Doobie Brothers - Black Water
  • 08 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Hey Tonight
  • 09 - Sherbet - Howzat
  • 10 - The Rolling Stones - Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
  • 11 - David Bowie - Breaking Glass
  • 12 - Puny Human - Crazy Horses

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show right here on the fantastic Planet Rock. Coming to you this week all the way from my home. Yes I am back. Two weeks off on what has been an amazing tour so far. We finished in Baltimore last Saturday and just a few days before that a completely sold out and phenomenally, religious almost, experience of playing Madison Square Garden. But it's great to have a couple of weeks off and it's great to still be with you. There's sixty minutes of music that's coming right up. It is very sunny just like the weather. It's sensational just like this band. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band."

Sensational Alex Harvey Band

"Hailing from Glasgow in Scotland and absolutely one of the best British rock bands of all time in my opinion. They were amazing live. I saw them twice in 1976 and I really just couldn't get enough of them. They are the Sensational Alex Harvey Band and there from the album Next in 1973 we heard Swampsnake."


"OK moving on swiftly. Here with a very Ramones style intro, well sort of, is Yes."

"Before that from 1977. The title track from the album Going For The One by the mighty Yes."

The Beatles

"As you may have already gathered I chose that song because it's a very summery kind of song and it's a very summery time of year and the two just go hand in hand. And it is The Beatles from the album Revolver. The mono remastered version Good Day Sunshine. From 1966 which is coincidentally the last time the English football team won anything of any significance. So let's hope by playing it it's some kind of omen. Having said that having seen the first game and the insect infestation they had to deal with. Maybe I should of played something by Midge Ure. And for that I can only apologise."

Alice Cooper

"Right so the Hollywood Vampires are touring the UK and Europe right now. So just as a reminder here's what one of those guys is capable of. One of those guys is Alice Cooper."

"And before that the wonderful Alice Cooper from the 1971 album Killer with the magnificent Halo Of Flies."

John Otway and Wild Willy Barratt

"Two complete nutters put together and wow didn't they make us giggle. Yes, well they made me giggle in the 70s. That is Otway and Barratt with their minor hit single you could call it. Cor Baby That's Really Free."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock. It is time for a little break and when we come back we're gonna have a progtastic time with Jethro Tull."

Jethro Tull

"And before that we heard from 1975 Jethro Tull. Title track of their magnificent opus Minstrel In The Gallery."

The Doobie Brothers

"That song to me always sounds like it was written while they were floating around in the swampy rivers and bayous of Louisiana or some such place. It is The Doobie Brothers from the album What One Were Vices And Are Habits. The song Black Water."

Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Well from the swampy waters of Louisiana to the slightly cooler waters of San Francisco Bay. This is Creedence Clearwater Revival."

"And before that Creedence Clearwater Revival. Featuring the magnificent vocals of one Mr. John Fogerty. With their smasharoo hit Hey Tonight."


"Well that band are the epitome of the phrase the one hit wonder. They are Australian. The band are called Sherbet. And the hit, massive it was in 1976, called Howzat. I'm guessing they were big cricket fans."

The Rolling Stones

"Well with one of the strangest questions you'll ever ask your other half. This is The Rolling Stones."

"And before that we heard The Rolling Stones from the album Flowers with the very bizarre question Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows?."

David Bowie

"I have to admit like a lot of other Bowie fans in 1977. When that album came out I was a little perplexed. I think I wanted more ZXiggy Stardust. More Aladdin Sane. More Diamond Dogs. But having heard the bridging albums that were Young Americans and Station To Station I supposeI should've been aware of the fact that he wasn't going to go back there. And over the years I have really learned to love this album. The album is Low. The song that we just heard is called Breaking Glass."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I'm off to watch some more footie I guess. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time from Atlanta in Georgia where the Def Leppard tour picks up once again the following day."

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with this. It is from a compilation album of bizarre covers by bizarre bands. The album is called Sucking In The 70s. The band are Puny Human. And this is their version of the old Osmonds hit single Crazy Horses. Until next week see ya!."

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