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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 17th December 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2022. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 17th December on Planet Rock.

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

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 - 17th December 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - UFO - Lettin' Go
  • 02 - Roger Taylor - Tenement Funster
  • 03 - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Jammin' Me
  • 04 - David Bowie - Oh You Pretty Things
  • 05 - T. Rex - Children Of The Revolution
  • 06 - Split Enz - Stranger Than Fiction
  • 07 - Jethro Tull - Sweet Dream
  • 08 - The Black Crowes - Kickin' My Heart Around
  • 09 - Humble Pie - Black Coffee
  • 10 - Thin Lizzy - Gonna Creep Up On You
  • 11 - Free - My Brother Jake
  • 12 - Montrose - Jump On It

Show Intro

"Evening all welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. What have we got lined up tonight. It's an incredibly eclectic collection of tunes. 60 minutes is all I have so let's get going. This is UFO."


"The first album to feature Paul Tonka Chapman. The late great Tonka on guitar. Replacing Michael Schenker. From 1989 that album produced by George Martin. The George Martin pf not just The Beatles and let's not forget Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers. The album is No Place To Run. The song we just heard, Lettin' Go."

Roger Taylor

"Right we're going live for the next couple of tracks. So let's start off with the Tenement Funster himself. Recorded during his recent British tour. This is Roger Taylor."

"And before that from much more recently Roger Taylor. From the album The Outsider Tour Live. Recorded in 2021. We heard that classic Queen tune originally on Sheer Heart Attack, Tenement Funster."

Tom Petty

"From the 96 song 4CD box set that is Live At The Filmore 1997 that is Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers. And what a box set it is. They do some fantastic cover versions. They did a month long residency at The Filmore. So changed the set pretty much every night. So they do things like The Ventures version of Slaughter On Tenth Avenue. They do Bill Withers. They do some Rolling Stones songs. They do some Birds tunes. And of course plenty of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers tunes as well. As we just heard there recorded during that month long residency as I said on the 7th February 1997. We just heard Jammin' Me."

David Bowie

"Time now for some divine symmetry. This is David Bowie."

"And before that all you eagle eared David Bowie fans thinking wow that sounds a bit different to the version on Hunky Dory. Well it is because it's originally from a thing called Bowie Promo. Where five songs from Hunky Dory were released is advance and they are slightly different versions to the versions that appeared on Hunky Dory in 1971. They are now all gathered together on this fantastic box set called Divine Symmetry. And if you're a Bowie fan you've gotta get this. It's absolutely stunning. The song we heard Oh You Pretty Things."

T. Rex

"From yet another box set that came out earlier this year. That is T. Rex, The box set is called 1972. Which sums it up brilliantly 'cause it is everything that they did that particular year. Including the album Slider. Live at the Wembley Pool as it used to be called at the time. Some radio broadcasts and the original soundtrack for Born To Boogie. Which is what we just heard a song from. A very different version of Children Of The Revolution featuring Elton John on the piano."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up it's gonna get stranger than fiction with Split Enz."

Split Enz

"And before that Split Enz from an album called Mental Notes. Originally released in their home country of New Zealand in a slightly different form. Brought to the UK and kind of remixed and re-thought and re-imagined by Phil Manzanera from Roxy Music. Great album. Song we just heard Stranger Than Fiction."

Jethro Tull

"My love affair with Jethro Tull will never come to an end especially when they keep releasing 50th anniversary box sets of specific albums. And there we just heard from the Benefit album Sweet Dream. Wonderful bit of work."

The Black Crowes

"Right then time to oout your blues hat on for a couple of songs. Let's start it off with The Black Crowes."

"And before that The Black Crowes. And some unbelievable slide playing at the beginning of that tune. It is from the album By Your Side. It is Kickin' My Heart Around."

Humble Pie

"There's an astonishing live version of that song available on a Whistle Test DVD compilation. And probably on YouTube too. From the early to mid 70s. Absolutely stunning stuff. Also that song covered by Phil with his side project Delta Deep. And what a great version he did too. But that is the original version from the album Eat It. It is Humble Pie with the magnificent Black Coffee."

Thin Lizzy

"Now you know when you discover a band and you realise that once you;ve found them that they had maybe three or four albums out before. And you kind of backtrack and see if there was anything in their early work that led to you getting on board with them. This for me is one of those songs where you go yep they were really starting to find their feet. From the album Vagabonds Of The Western World, a long time before Jailbreak. This is Thin Lizzy."

"And before that Thin Lizzy when they were really starting to become a band. Even though they hadn't got Scott Gorham or Brian Robertson yet. But the songwriting of Phil Lynott was really starting to show through. The album is Vagabonds Of The Western World. The song we heard Gonna Creep Up On You."


"I absolutely adore that song. In fact when the Down 'n' Outz opened for Paul Rodgers back in 2011 on a British tour he played that song every night. And it was one of the most well received songs of the entire show. Absolutely brilliant. I don't believe it was ever on an album. I think it was a standalone single. That versions I took from the compilation Free Story. It is Free of course with My Brother Jake."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. It's been, as you know, a real pleasure as always. But you know that already don't you. I will be back with you next week at exactly the same time. So don't touch that dial.

"It will be Christmas Eve I believe so maybe we'll play a few Christmas tunes. Maybe we won't. Let's just wait and see. We'll end this week's show with this classic bit of work from Montrose. Their third album and their first to feature the vocals of Bob James. This is the title track of the album Jump On It. Until next week See ya!."

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