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The JOE ELLIOTT Show #600 12th February 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2022. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 12th February on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks.

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 (Show #600) - 12th February 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
  • 02 - The Clash - Complete Control
  • 03 - AC/DC - Sin City
  • 04 - David Bowie - Cracked Actor
  • 05 - Mick Ronson - Angel No. 9
  • 06 - Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
  • 07 - Peter Gabriel - Modern Love
  • 08 - The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
  • 09 - The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
  • 10 - The Who - Pinball Wizard
  • 11 - The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
  • 12 - T. Rex - Metal Guru

Show Intro

"Greetings everyone ans welcome to, get this, the 600th show that I have done for Planet Rock. Unbelievable. Welcome everybody. This is The Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. I can't believe it myself. It's been one hell of a ride and it still is and hopefully will continue to be forever more as far as I'm concerned. What a great week as well 70 years this week Her Majesty has been on the throne. 600 shows for me. I thought how do I combine those two fantastic facts together. Quite simple. We play the National Anthem."

Sex Pistols

"Yes as we all know it's not really a request show. So I can't really say I'm being overly self indulgent this week because they do give me.. They being Planet Rock, carte blanche to play anything I like. So it is a little bit more how you say me based tonight because it's 600 and I'm so excited to be doing this. So we started off with because the Queen being on the throne for 70 years, the National Anthem. Which is of course the Sex Pistols version of the song God Save The Queen. From the immortal album which I shall not name even though I'm actually technically allowed to. It still sounds a little bit rude."

The Clash

"Anyway sticking with the Punk-ish type thing and they wrote songs that really mean so much to me. This is The Clash."

"And before that The Clash from their debut album back in 1976 with the fantastic Complete Control."


"Magic stuff there from AC/DC. 1976 the same year as The Clash. Vastly different kinds of music. But AC/DC believe it or not were actually quite liked by a lot of Punks because of their rawness. The same way that a lot of Punks really dug Motorhead and some of them even really dug Thin Lizzy. It was an attitude thing more than a musical thing I believe. But there from the album Powerage is AC/DC with the fantastic Sin City."

David Bowie

"Now moving away from Punk or New Wave or whatever you wanna call it. And just shuffling back a couple of years to what we might call the height of the Glam Rock period. Here's a couple of fantastic tunes featuring the wonderful late great Mick Ronson on guitar. Starting off with David Bowie."

"And before that David Bowie from the 1973 Aladdin Sane. With the wonderful Cracked Actor."

Mick Ronson

"What an absolutely magnificent guitarist that man was. The late great Mick Ronson. Really can't say enough about how wonderful and what a fantastic influence he was on myself as a person. Obviously I'm not a guitarist, but he was an incredible influence on Phil Collen who really just soaked up everything that Mick did. The vibrato, the sound, everything about it. He's such a fan of Mick's work. Which is why sometimes it shines through in Def Leppard's music. There from Mick Ronson's second solo album in 1975. The album is Play Don't Worry. The song we heard a cover of a Pure Prairie League song called Angel No. 9."

"You are listening to the 600th show on Planet Rock by yours truly. Coming up a visit to the dentist with Pink Floyd."

Pink Floyd

"Before that we heard Pink Floyd. From that fantastic double album that is The Wall. With the absolutely incredible Comfortably Numb."

Peter Gabriel

"I saw that gentleman live at the Sheffield City Hall in 1977 when he was promoting the album that we just heard that song from. He is Peter Gabriel and that album was called Peter Gabriel. As was the second, third and I believe fourth album in his solo career. Not easy if you wanna catalogue them, but quite a talking point I suppose. The album is actually sometimes known as Peter Gabriel I or Car. It is one where he's inside a car and it's covered in rain and it's all kind of blue. And the wonderful song that we just heard is Modern Love."

The Beatles

"Now when you form a band, and maybe not so much these days, but going back to when Def Leppard formed and maybe up to a decade before that. If you were putting a band together there were two groups who you would always measure yourself against. Or want to try and replicate their success. Two of the greatest rock bands of all time. I'm gonna play a song from each of those bands

"And before that The Beatles from the 2009 mono remastered version of the album Magical Mystery Tour. We heard the wonderful Strawberry Fields Forever."

The Rolling Stones

"Yes way after all us mere mortals have long been forgotten about. Those two bands will be talked about forever and a day. These two bands of course are The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. We just heard there from the Beggars Banquet album The Rolling Stones with Street Fighting Man."

The Who

"Now lucky for all of us there was much more to great British music than The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. As is proved in these next couple of songs. Starting off with The Who."

"And before that The Who with absolutely magnificent stuff from the super deluxe version of Tommy. With the immortal Pinball Wizard."

The Kinks

"A song that Def Leppard were always destined to cover once we decided to do a covers album back in 2006. It was one of the few songs that all five of us scribbled the name down on some scrap of paper or whatever. Ray Davies what can you sa. He painted such a phenomenal landscape with that song. As he did with many Kinks songs. But the poetry and the way that he expressed himself and painted the picture of what London was like. Even if you'd never been there like I hadn't. It looked exactly like that when I finally did set foot in London. Absolute genius stuff. It is The Kinks from the Ultimate Collection with Waterloo Sunset."

Show Outro

"And that my dear friends, on what has been my 600th show for Planet Rock, is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure. In fact it's always a pleasure. It always has been and it always will be. It's a privilege to be able to do this for you people and thank you for sticking with me all this time. Don't go anywhere."

"I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time. So until then I shall leave you with the gentleman and his band who started me off on my path. I saw him on Top Of The Pops. I wanted to be him. Then I saw David Bowie. Wanted to be him too. But I never forgot Marc Bolan. This from 1972's Slider album is T. Rex with Metal Guru. Until next week see ya!."

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