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Joe Elliott Show 11th February 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#339)

Joe Elliott 2015. By Chele Drappel

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 Tom Petty, David Bowie and Delta Deep.

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 - 11th February 2017 Playlist (#339)

  • 01 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - American Girl
  • 02 - The New York Dolls - Trash
  • 03 - David Bowie - Cracked Actor
  • 04 - Lou Reed - Lady Day
  • 05 - Psychedelic Furs - Dumb Waiters
  • 06 - Television - Marquee Moon
  • 07 - Man - The Ride And the View
  • 08 - Rush - Closer To The Heart
  • 09 - Rival Sons - White Noise
  • 10 - Delta Deep - Black Coffee
  • 11 - Sex Pistols - Silly Thing
  • 12 - Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now

Show Intro

"Evening one and all and welcome to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Which this week is back in the Garage, yes I'm back in Dublin, Ireland after a couple of weeks in CalifornIA. Doing the Celebrating David Bowie thing and a few other bits and bobs. We have what I like to consider tonight sixty minutes of great music. So let's start off by breaking a few hearts with Tom Petty."

Tom Petty

"And I folks have still got my autographed album cover from when Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers played Sheffield City Hall in 1976 promoting their debut album that that song was pulled from. The song American Girl."

The New York Dolls

"Think we'll stay in the States for the next few minutes and head up the East Coast to New and The New York Dolls."

"And from the same year we heard just before that The New York Dolls from their debut album with a song called Trash."

David Bowie

"Proving just how important The Spiders From Mars, and specifically Mick Ronson were to his early career, that is David Bowie from the 1973 album Aladdin Sane with a song called Cracked Actor."

Lou Reed

"So from David Bowie to one of David Bowie's heroes and then friend and part time collaborator. This is Lou Reed."

"And before that we went once again back to the year 1973. To the Berlin album magnificently produced by one Mr. Bob Ezrin. We heard Lou Reed with Lady Day."

Psychedelic Furs

"They are one of my favourite bands from the 80s and truth be known I should play them more often. They are the Psychedelic Furs and from the album Talk Talk Talk we just heard Dumb Waiters."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock. It's time for a little break and when we come back, well we're going all lunar with Television."


"And before that Television from 1976 from their debut album. The title track Marquee Moon."


"That's a band I only had a very brief flirtation with in the 70s. I saw them once at my usual haunt, the Sheffield City Hall, in 1976 on the Welsh Connection tour. The band are Man and the song we just heard The Ride And the View. And I play that because we lost another one to the great gig in the sky this week in the form of Deke Leonard."


"Well keeping that Welsh connection going. Here's a nice young trio from Toronto in Canada who used to love to fly over to Wales to record their albums. Yep, this is Rush."

"And before that Rush from the album A Farewell To Kings with Closer To The Heart."

Rival Sons

"Sounding like a very, very heavy Beatles. That is Rival Sons there from their album Pressure And Time with a fantastic bit of work called White Noise."

Delta Deep

"Well, as you can imagine, having just flown back in from the West Coast of America, I needed a hell of a lot of this this week."

"And before that we heard Delta Deep. Phil Collen's side project. And incidentally he has another side project called Manraze which featured Paul Cooke from the Sex Pistols. it's that six degrees of Kevin Bacon kicking back in. But that is his latest one Delta Deep from their debut album with a stirring version of a song once recorded by Humble Pie. A song called Black Coffee."

Sex Pistols

"Well it's credited as the Sex Pistols but the truth is considering there was no Matlock, no Vicious and there was definitely no Rotten involved. It's not really the Sex Pistols at all. It was in fact Cook and Jones. Paul Cook on drums, Steve Jones on guitar, bass and lead vocals from the album The Great Rock And Roll Swindle that is Silly Things. And nice little foot note here, Jonesy as he is affectionately has got his own radio show in LA called Jonesy's Jukebox and once myself and Phil Collen went in there to do an acoustic version of Pour Some Sugar On Me and Jonesy played drums using a CD box as a bongo. Fantastic, it really did sound quite good."

Show Outro

"And I think I shall go and get myself another one of those because that's about it folks. It's been a pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week god willing at the same time for another sixty minutes of, what I like to think, is great music."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with this classic from 1973. It topped the charts for at least six weeks. They were the noisiest pop band ever. They were Slade and from their Feel The Noise greatest hits collection. This is Mama Weer All Crazee Now. Until next week see ya!."

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