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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 18th July 2020 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2019. By dltourhistory

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 Stone Temple Pilots, Scorpions and Queen.

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 - 18th July 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Scorpions - Catch Your Train
  • 02 - Stone Temple Pilots - Meadow
  • 03 - Silverchair - The Greatest View
  • 04 - Queen - Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)
  • 05 - Ian Hunter - Dead Man Walkin' (Eastenders)
  • 06 - The Alan Parsons Project - The System Of Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether
  • 07 - Peter Gabriel - Down The Dolce Vita
  • 08 - Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way
  • 09 - Traffic - Empty Pages
  • 10 - Jobriath - Ooh La La
  • 11 - David Bowie - Savious Machine
  • 12 - Cheap Trick - Blood Red Lips

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Great to be with you as always. Where have you been since last week. Really?. Yeah me too. What have we got for you tonight?. We have sixty minutes of in my humble opinion magic music. So let's get this thing started shall we. Let's catch a train over to Germany shall we. This is the Scorpions."


"Well I tell you what that band gas had some incredible guitarists in its lineup over the years hasn't it. Think about it. The new by Mattias Jabs whose only been what 40, 41 years now is a fantastic player. Before him for a little while they had Michael Schenker between his tenure in UFO and going solo. They had Michael Schenker in the band for a while. Brother of Rudolf Schenker who along with Klaus Meine have been the mainstays of the Scorpions since the mid 60s. And before Michael they had Uli Jon Roth who I saw play with the Scorpions at the Sheffield Top Rank in 1976 and there were so few people in that we all sat cross legged on the floor like some hippie commune watching this fantastic band from Germany. And that is from that particular era. The mid 70s. The RCA years let's call them. The song we just heard Catch Your Train."

Stone Temple Pilots

"Right well brining it a little bit more up to date. Couple of years ago to be precise. This is Stone Temple Pilots."

"And before that the Stone Temple Pilots.Who feature these days on lead vocals a Mr. Jeff Gutt. Now let's be honest it can't be easy being Jeff Gutt, though he does make it sound pretty easy on the record. Great voice. But he had some big shoes to fill when he took over the reins of the band when they reformed after the passing of Weiland. That's the first album since Weiland's passing. It came out in 2018 just called Stone Temple Pilots. The song, great bit of work, called Meadow."


"Fantastic stuff. That is Australia's Silverchair there. It is the title track of their EP The Greatest View."


"I quite recently did a guest spot on an American radio show that's playing nothing but Queen for an entire month. They have a load of guest presenters like Paul Rodgers for example. Who actually sang with Queen for a while. Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters. Even Catherine Zeta-Jones has done an hour. So I'm gonna steal a line from my own show 'cause it's very appropriate for this song. They do say that revenge is a dish best served cold and if that's true, this one must have come out of the freezer.."

"And before that Queen from A Night At The Opera with a little tale of an ex-manager. The song is Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)."

Ian Hunter

"There's a very over used word in the entertainment industry. it is legend. There's also a very over used phrase in the music industry. And it is return to form. 'Cause some artists never really lost it, but that song we just heard came from an album that was head and shoulders better than anything that the gentleman who recorded it had done since the late 70s. It is Ian Hunter from his 2001 album Rant with the fantastic bit of work called Dead Man Walkin' (Eastenders)."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is time for a little break, and when we come back, tales of mystery and imagination from the Alan Parsons Project."

The Alan Parsons Project

"And before that The Alan Parons Project featuring John Miles on lead vocals. the song The System Of Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether."

Peter Gabriel

"I love that album so much. It is the first Peter Gabriel album. It's called Peter Gabriel, but don't let that confuse you 'cause the next three were called Peter Gabriel as well. That's the rainy car, with his head in the windscreen album Peter Gabriel. the first solo album after he left Genesis. Produced by one Mr. Bob Ezrin. The song we just heard Down The Dolce Vita."

Psychedelic Furs

"Now here's a band that I saw live for the very first time only a couple of years ago but I've been a fan for over 30 odd years. This is the Psychedelic Furs."

"And before that the Psychedelic Furs. I love that band. The album is Forever Now. The song the big hit Love My Way."


"That song is from a...I discovered it on a compilation album Island Records put out in 1970 called El Pea. With a big P on the front. About 24 tracks. it was about 1.99 which was great 'cause 50 pence pocket money didn't go a long way in 1970 which is when I bought that album. But the band are Traffic. It is actually from an album called John Barleycorn Must Die. Poor chap. The song Empty Pages."


"OK so if I was to ask you to imagine Ziggy Stardust sung by Mick Jagger. It might sound a bit like this. This is Jobriath."

"And before that a gentleman who is often compared with David Bowie. But I think vocally he sounds a lot more like Mick Jagger to be quite honest. His name is Jobriath. His second solo album was called Creatures Of The Street. The song that we heard Ooh La La."

David Bowie

"Cor blimey I haven't heard that for a long time. That's fantastic featuring the wonderful guitar playing of Mr. Mick Ronson. From the 1970 album Man Who Sold The World that is David Bowie with Saviour Machine."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. Been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time."

"So until then I'll leave you with, as you know, my favourite current still existing band. This is Cheap Trick from an album Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello!. This is the wonderful Blood Red Lips. Until next week see ya!."

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