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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 29th January 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2021. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 29th January on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by David Bowie, T. Rex and Sparks.

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 January 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - David Bowie - Can't Help Thinking About Me
  • 02 - T. Rex - 20th Century Boy
  • 03 - Slade -Take Me Back Home
  • 04 - The Doors - Riders On The Storm
  • 05 - The Stranglers - Walk On By
  • 06 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Faith Healer
  • 07 - Sparks - Lost And Found
  • 08 - Jethro Tull - Mother Goose
  • 09 - Lone Star - A Million Stars
  • 10 - The Faces - Pool Hall Richard

Show Intro

"Evening all. Welcome once again to, yes, The Joe Elliott Show. Yes it is right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. What a pleasure it is to be with you. 60 minutes. One hour to play you some stupendous tunes in my humble opinion. Starting off with this beauty by the late great David Bowie."

David Bowie

"A song that was originally recorded back in 1966. But that is a version recorded in the year 2000. But only got released just a couple of weeks ago. The album is called Toys. A three CD disc that is from disc two. The alternative mixes of a bunch of stuff. Songs that David recorded. They were his pre-Ziggy songs if you like from back in his Anthony Newly days as they're often called. But that's a wonderful piece of work called Can't Help Thinking About Me."

T. Rex

"Right then from David Bowie to David Bowie's frenemy. His BFF, his nemesis. His occasional partner in crime. We're talking Marc Bolan and T. Rex."

"And before that Marc Bolan and T. Rex from the Ultimate Collection. Named after the song itself. 20th Century Boy."


"An absolutely fantastic live version there of Slade's Take Me Back Home. Taken from Slade Alive Volume II which is part of a package of volumes one, two, three and four all gathered together. Wonderful stuff if you're a Slade fan ."

The Doors

"Right here's a couple of tunes that feature very distinctive keyboard sounds. The first one from a band that come from the very exotic Los Angeles. The second one who come from the even more exotic Guildford. We're starting off with The Doors."

"And before that The Doors taken from the album L.A. Woman with the magnificent Riders On The Storm."

The Stranglers

"Now I have to be honest I never thought when I fell in love with The Stranglers back in 1977. That just a year or two later they'd be having a massive hit with a song written by Burt Bacarach. But they did. From the album Black And White that is The Stranglers with Walk On By."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up next, pun intended, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band."

Sensational Alex Harvey Band

"And before that it is the Sensational Alex Harvey Band from their 1973 album Next. With the magnificent, and I really mean that, magnificent Faith Healer."


"Hands up those of us that remember the days when you bought a seven inch vinyl single that the B-Side wasn't on an album. And it became like this really cool song to own. Yeah me too. That is Sparks. It's these days a bonus track on Kimono My House. I believe it was the B-Side of Amateur Hour or This Town maybe. Either way the song is Lost And Found."

Jethro Tull

"Right then they have a brand new album out. Actually released yesterday. I hope to be playing tracks from that over the coming weeks. But until then here is some classic Jethro Tull."

"And before that Jethro Tull from one of the greatest albums ever recorded. It is Aqualung. The song that we heard Mother Goose."

Lone Star

"Wow Joe Elliott plays a Lone Star song that doesn't feature Jon Sloman on lead vocals shock horror. But in fairness the original singer Kenny Driscol had a hell of a set of pipes on him as well. Here's a good bit of pub trivia for ya. Did you know that both Kenny Driscol and Jon Sloman would go on to sing for Gary Moore. true. There is Lone Star from their eponymously titled debut album in 1976 with A Million Stars."

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 let's go out with this one from a collection called Snakes And Ladders. This is The Faces featuring of course the mighty Rod Stewart on lead vocals with Pool Hall Richard. Until next week see ya!."

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