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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 24th October 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 Bon Jovi, Down 'n' Outz and a little known Sheffield band called Def Leppard.

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 - 24th October 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Bon Jovi - Brothers In Arms
  • 02 - Down 'n' Outz - Virginia Plain
  • 03 - Status Quo -Is There A Better Way
  • 04 - Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin'
  • 05 - The Outfield - Voices Of Babylon
  • 06 - Black Country Communion - The Last Song For My Resting Place
  • 07 - Gerry Rafferty - Waiting For The Day
  • 08 - Thin Lizzy - Waiting For An Alibi
  • 09 - Yes - Going For The One
  • 10 - The Clash - White Riot
  • 11 - Def Leppard - All The Young Dudes (Live March 2019)
  • 12 - Cock Sparrer - Runnin' Riot

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the magnificent Planet Rock. Great to be with you as always. We have about sixty minutes of some great music. It's very exciting times. A chink of light in the dark with this new music that's coming through. Last week we had. What did we have?. We had Ricky Warwick. Brand new Struts. This week we carry on with some brand new Bon Jovi.

Bon Jovi

"Well I say brand new. But the truth of the matter is last summer when Def Leppard did a couple of shows with Jon. Specifically a field in Belgium and a football stadium in Munich. He played me the album. It was finished last year. But then of course the pandemic kicks in and he decides to revisit the album. Drop a few songs, write a few new ones based on what's going on since March. And we have the album 2020. The track we just heard there Brothers In Arms."

Down 'n' Outz

"So we're not just celebrating a brand new Bon Jovi album. We are also celebrating part three of Record Store Day 2020. Part one was August, part two was September and we still have Record Store Day Black Friday. So what have I got for you tonight?. Well of course because I'm in Dublin where's there's pretty much 99 percent lockdown. I haven't been able to get out and get any music by other people. I hope to share some of that with you next week. But I have got a couple of things that I'm involved with. One in about 40 minutes time. Here is the first of them."

" And before that it's the Down 'n' Outz exclusively for Record Store Day 2020. It is caled The Music Box E.P.. It's a four track vinyl 12 inch which features Music Box the track extended version. Also an extended version of a song called Griff's Lament. It has the uncensored version. the explicit version with a naughty word of Tubes track White Punks On Dope. And that song that we just heard which was recorded exclusively and held back for Record Store Day 2020. It's a re-work of the 1972 debut single by Roxy Music. The song Virginia Plain."

Status Quo

"From in my humble opinion what I would consider to be the last great Status Quo album. It is Blue For You. The track we just heard Is There A Better Way."

Spencer Davis Group

"Soas I said another one later on in the show. And hopefully a lot more next week. So until then lt's move on with the Joe Elliott obituary show. Yes it's that time of day again folks where we celebrate those that have gone off to the great gig in the sky. Starting off with the Spencer Davis Group."

"And before that the Spencer Davis Group who at the time featured a 16 year old Steve Winwood on lead vocals. Taken from the album The Best '60s Album In The World Ever. One of their many hits in the 60s. The immortal Gimme Some Lovin'."

The Outfield

"Now I don't mean to bring anybody down because as far as I'm concerned my show is all about bringing people up. But I have to say it's getting quite scary out there right now. It's fair to say that Spencer Davis had a fair old innings passing away at the age of 81. But as for Tony Lewis who just died for no reason apparently. One year older than me at the age of 62. I don't like that at all. It's a bit too close to the bone. But it's...let's celebrate the fact that they made some fantastic music. And what a great singer he was. There we just heard him on all his glory. Tony Lewis fronting the band The Outfield. Title track of the album Voices Of Babylon."

"So let's take a break from all that lot and take a break. And when we come back after said break. Well ironically and fittingly we're heading off to the last resting place with Black Country Communion. You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show on the marvellous Planet Rock. It's time for a little break, and when we come back."

Black Country Communion

"Out of the break we heard from the album BCC IV. Sounds like a David Bowie song. It's actually Black Country Communion Four. And the song we heard The Last Song For My Resting Place."

Gerry Rafferty

"And then that was followed by, and we don't play him often enough, Gerry Rafferty. Once of Steeler's Wheel. From the album City To City which did feature that huge hit Baker Street, with a song called Waiting For The Day."

Thin Lizzy

"So while Gerry Rafferty was stood waiting for the day, probably on the corner of Baker Street. Just alongside of him were Thin Lizzy...Waiting For An Alibi. I'll get my coat."

"And before that Thin Lizzy from the Tony Visconti produced album Black Rose in 1979. We heard Waiting For An Alibi."


"Released right in the middle of the punk explosion and I've often wondered if that's one of the reasons it sounds a bit rough and ready round the edges. Either way it sounds great to me. It is Yes. It's the title track from the album Going For The One."

The Clash

"And talking of the punk explosion. Here's something right out of the top drawer. This is The Clash."

"And before that we heard The Clash from 1977. From their debut album with a great two minute bit of work called White Riot."

Def Leppard

"Recorded live on the 29th March 2019 at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony in Brooklyn, New York. That is Def Leppard featuring on lead vocals Ian Hunter. Also on the electric guitar Mr. Brian May. Rod Argent on the keyboards. And backing vocals by none other less than Susanna Hoffs from The Bangles. Colin Bluntstone from The Zombies. Stevie Van Zant or Miami Steve from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Phil Manzenera from Roxy Music and me. Yes happy to take a back seat with that lot on the stage with us."

"It's all released today. The entire performance on vinyl. 12 inch vinyl for Record Store Day 2020."

Show Outro

"And that my friends 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."

"So until then I shall leave you with this. After The Clash had their own little white riot. And ten years before Def Leppard ran riot, this lot were running riot. From 1977, the year that punk broke, this is Cock Sparrer. Until next week see ya. "

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