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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 29th September 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 Cheap Trick, Paul McCartney and Roxy Music.

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 - 29th September 2018 Playlist

  • 01 - Cheap Trick - You Got It Going On
  • 02 - Joe Walsh - Walk Away
  • 03 - Alice Cooper - Fireball
  • 04 - Doctors Of Madness - Waiting
  • 05 - East Of Eden - Jig-a-Jig
  • 06 - The Who - Baba O'Riley
  • 07 - Paul McCartney - Come On To Me
  • 08 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Fooled Again (Live)
  • 09 - Def Leppard - American Girl
  • 10 - Cockney Rebel - Judy Teen
  • 11 - David Bowie - Hang On To Yourself
  • 12 - Roxy Music - Whirlwind

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week it is coming to you all the way from a place called George, Washington. Yeah it's on the outskirts of Seattle. It's a place called The Gorge. It's a beautiful outdoor amphitheater. 22,000 people due here tonight. It's gonna be an amazing gig. It has the most astonishing views on the edge of a cliff. Views to die for. Hopefully though not literally. What have we got tonight?. Sixty minutes of great music. We're gonna start off with the band who we said goodbye to this week as they played with us on the last of the stadium shows. But we will be meeting up with them again in the UK and Ireland in December. Ladies and gentleman I give you Cheap Trick."

Cheap Trick

"From their most recent album 2017's We're Alright. That is the mighty Cheap Trick there with a song called You Got It Going On."

Joe Walsh

"I'll tell you who else is got it going on right now. The Eagles. We've been following them into these stadiums literally for the last two shows San Diego and San Francisco. And I had the great pleasure of seeing them in San Francisco. They played for almost two and a half hours. And as much as I love The Eagles to death I'm really happy to day that they also incorporate into their set a lot of work by the solo artists within the band. And the absolute highlight for me was this guy. This guy is Joe Walsh."

"And before that the wonderful Joe Walsh whose solo spot within The Eagles set is just something you have to see. Rocky Mountain Way, Life's Been Good, Funk 49 and the song we just played, the most wonderful Walk Away."

Alice Cooper

"If you've ever wondered how and whyI pick certain songs for my show. Most of the time it's me just looking through the list of stuff in my laptop and going yep, that one's gonna work great. But sometimes a situation prompts a song and the other night when we played Salt Lake City we had a visitation by a gentleman called Toby Mamis who just happens to be part of Alice Cooper's management team. He gave me a copy of the new live album from the Olympia in Paris and I thought you know what I'm gonna play some Alice this week. But I picked something from his last studio record which I still to this day think is a fantastic bit of work. The album is called Paranormal. The song we just heard Fireball."

Doctors Of Madness

"Now the role of a violin in rock music, whether it be electric or a traditional acoustic one, is not one that really comes to the forefront very often. I can think of a few bands like maybe Roxy Music and Curved Air. But here's two great examples of how it can work really really well."

"And before that we heard the Doctors Of Madness from their debut album in 1976. The album is Late Night Movies All Night Brainstorms. Showing that violins can work in rock and roll. The song Waiting."

East Of Eden

"Now that band were actually a progressive rock band in the vein of most progressive rock bands. They were huge in Europe but they had this one song completely different to everything else they've ever done that was a massive hit in 1970 in the UK. The band are East Of Eden. The song we just heard Jig-a-Jig."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock. This week coming to you all the way from George, Washington? How weird does that sound?. It is time for a little break. And when we come back, even more violins. Well..."

The Who

"And before that featuring Dave Arbus the very guy that played on Jig-a-Jig by East Of Eden. The song that we heard before the break. But this time he's just guesting with The Who on the 1971 album Who's Next. The song Baba O'Riley."

Paul McCartney

"As promised a couple of weeks ago that is brand new Paul McCartney and congratulations to Sir Macca for his first Number One album in the US in over 30 years. The album is Egypt Station. The song Come On To Me."

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

"Well as we approach the one year anniversary of his passing it is time to celebrate the music of Tom Petty.'

"And before that we heard from an album called Official Live Leg. A track again originally featured on same said debut album. This time a great live version featuring Al Cooper. The song is Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)."

Def Leppard

"Recorded during the YEAH! sessions back in 2006. That is Def Leppard with our version of a track from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers from 30 years before then. Wow. American Girl."

Cockney Rebel

"Right time to have a little peek into the human menagerie that is Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel."

"And before that Cockney Rebel featuring the wonderfully talented Steve Harley. The album Human Menagerie. The song Judy Teen."

David Bowie

"Well for yours truly it's hard to imagine life without that album. It's been part of my DNA for so long now and I still play it on a regular basis. It is David Bowie. The album is The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. The song Hang On To Yourself."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, from all the way from a place called George, Washington, is about it for this week. Been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week god willing at exactly the same time all the way from Los Angeles where the Def Leppard/Journey will finally come to an end after 60 mammoth shows. But we must have been having fun because it has flashed by which makes this next song so appropriate."

"From their 1975 album Siren this is Roxy Music and Whirlwind. Until next week see ya!."

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