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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 25th February 2023 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2023. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 25th February on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and The Warning.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

The show is available using the On Demand feature. It is also repeated on Tuesdays at 9pm.

The Joe Elliott Show - 25th February 2023 Playlist

  • 01 - Paul McCartney/Wings - Rockestra Theme
  • 02 - The Rolling Stones - Doom And Gloom
  • 03 - The Stranglers - No More Heroes
  • 04 - Ian Hunter - Bed Of Roses
  • 05 - Jim Wilson - One Good Turn
  • 06 - Trapeze - Medusa
  • 07 - Jethro Tull - Ginnungagap
  • 08 - The Warning - Choke
  • 09 - Ozzy Osbourne - One Of Those Days
  • 10 - UFO - Lights Out

Show Intro

"Evening all welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is coming to you this week all the way from Bogota in Colombia. Got here a couple of days ago. Had a couple of lovely days off but it's very breathless. I told you last week that Mexico was 7,300 feet above seal level. Bogota is 8,600. So again forgive me if I sound a little breathless. We go on stage in a few hours time. We arrived on the Def Crue jet. Which if you've seen pictures on social media you'll appreciate it's the only way to travel."

"Yes it's luxurious, but it's extremely essential. All the gear is in the cargo hold. Both bands and all road crew up on top. It's the only way to travel. It's impossible tp do it by road. It's almost impossible to do it by commercial airlines. So it gets us there and it gets us refreshed. As much as you can be 8 and half thousand feet above sea level. We've got sixy minutes to put all that to one side and listen to some stunning music. So let's get going back to the egg we shall go. This is Paul McCartney and Wings."

Paul McCartney/Wings

"I remember seeing a live version of that on TV about 1979. It was all part of a week's worth of shows from Hammersmith Odeon called Rock Goes To Kampuchea. And I always thought what a fantastic instrumental that is. but I'm just shamelessly gonna read this off Wikipedia. Just look who played on the studio version of this. Obviously Paul and Linda McCartney and Denny Lane from Wings. But you've got Laurence Juber on guitar. Steve Holley on drums. Steve Holley plays these days with Ian Hunter. You've got David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Hank Marvin on guitar. Tony Ashton who played with Ashton, Gardner and Dyke on keyboards. Gary Brooker from Procol Harum on piano. Ronnie Lane on bass. John Paul Jones on bass. John Bonham on drums. Kenney Jones on drums. The percussionist for Elton John Ray Cooper. I mean the list is just endless. Just absolutely endless. And what a fantastic bit of work it is. It is originally from the 1979 Back To The Egg album. The song is called Rockestra Theme."

The Rolling Stones

"I'm gonna attempt to do one of my tragic Alan Partridge style links here. I played McCartney as the opening song because there's a link to what we're about to hear. Which was a fantastic news piece this week. But also because we're out on the road wanted to play a couple of live tracks. So here's two live tracks back to back. We'll discuss what I was just hinting at after we've heard from The Stranglers. But first The Rolling Stones."

"And before that The Rolling Stones from a recently released live album that was originally out as a Pay Per View TV broadcast. it's these days called Grrr Live!. And I played that because the news this week is that the new Rolling Stones studio album is going to feature Paul McCartney on bass. And quite possibly Ringo Starr. So you're actually looking at The Rolling Beatles. That is something that I'm really looking forward to hearing. So there just until the studio album comes out is The Rolling Stones live. A fantastic version of the last song that they actually recorded as a studio piece of work, Doom And Gloom."

The Stranglers

"I saw them live when they were promoting that album at the Sheffield Top Rank back in 1977 I think it was. That is The Stranglers there from the album All Live And All Of The Night. The song is No More Heroes."

Ian Hunter

"So if Ringo Starr does indeed guest on the latest Rolling Stones album. It will not be the first album that he's guesting on this year, 'cause he also played on this next track. This is Ian Hunter."

"And before that we heard Ian Hunter from his upcoming album Defiance Part 1. But the song's been out a couple of months now. But I wanted to play this one because it features Ringo Starr who may well feature on the new Rolling Stones album. We'll just have to wait and see. The song we just heard Bed Of Roses."

Jim Wilson

"Now if you were listening last week you may well remember that I opened the show with a band called Motor Sister. Who feature in their ranks Scott Ian of Anthrax. Pearl Aday daughter of Meatloaf and Scott's wife actually. And a guy called Jim Wilson. Very talented guy. That when he's in Motor Sister makes a lot of thrashy noises. but when he's solo is a lot more soulful. He's made some fantastic solo records. that's from his latest solo album. It is called Through My Eyes. The song is called One Good Turn."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up next a band that I have never ever played before on my show. Who is it?. Well, just like The Rolling Stones, we have to wait and see."


"Before that who did we heard?. Trapeze. Yes that band that I have never played on my show before. They're a bit of an anomaly are that band because they could sell out arenas in places like Texas but they were more of a theatre/club band everywhere else in America. And specifically in he UK. But they made some wonderful music. From their second album we heard the title track Medusa."

Jethro Tull

"Now I love it when I can play some new music on my show and especially if it's Jethro Tull. And this coming so soon after the release of their previous album The Zealot Gene which was only just over a year ago or so. This album is called RökFlöte. With the umlaut's over the O's like in Motörhead. So I guess to you and I it's actually Rock Flute. And the song not dissimilar to the final album by Fish. Another one that I couldn't pronounce. So bare with me. I think the piece of music we jsut heard is called Ginnungagap. So there you go."

The Warning

"Now I mentioned at the top of the show that we just came through a couple of shows in Mexico. Where us and the Crue had an opening guest. A local act called AGORA. Now I've been waiting for some of their music to arrive in my inbox and it hasn't as of yet. So I'm gonna go back to the last time we played Mexico and the opening act that we had then. Another power trio. This time all female and and all teenage. This is The Warning."

"And before that we heard The Warning. They opened for Def Leppard in Mexico six years ago when they were mere teenagers. A three piece all female power trio. Still going. The song that we heard Choke."

Note - Only one band member is still a teenager now at 18. The others are 21 and 23.

Ozzy Osbourne

"I'm still loving this latest Ozzy Osbourne album. It's one of the greatest solos that Eric Clapton has played since he left Cream. The song is called One Of Those Days."

Show Outro

"And that my dear friends is about it for this week. All the way from Bogota in Colombia. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time all the way from Santiago in Chile.

"So until then I shall leave you with this. What a great bit of work. Title track from their 1977 album. This is UFO with Lights Out. Until next week see ya!. Or should I say Adios!."

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