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JOE ELLIOTT Songs From The Vault 19th December 2019 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2019. By dltourhistory

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his monthly radio show Songs From The Vault this week on SiriusXM.

This month's show included songs by Blondie, Yes and Def Leppard.

This edition was first broadcast on Thursday 19th December.

Joe began this show on 19th April 2018 and it is broadcast once a month.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

The show is available on the SiriusXM website for around one week after broadcast.

Joe Elliott Songs From The Vault - 19th December 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
  • 02 - T. Rex - Buick Mackane
  • 03 - Yes - Love Will Find A Way
  • 04 - Be Bop Deluxe - Jet Silver And The Dolls Of Venus
  • 05 - Lone Star - The Ballad Of Crafty Jack
  • 06 - Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
  • 07 - Rick Springfield - 3 Warning Shots
  • 08 - Stray - One Night In Texas
  • 09 - Pink Fairies - Heavenly Man
  • 10 - Horslips - Trouble (With A Capital T)
  • 11 - Mott The Hoople - Darkness Darkness
  • 12 - Def Leppard - We All Need Christmas

Voice Over Intro

"T. Rex, Mott The Hoople and David Bowie were just some of the artists who ignited his fuse to make music. His career is celebrated with Induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as lead singer for Def Leppard. Joe Elliott. Now he's sharing his passion for deep classic rock with stories and music from his personal collection. Welcome to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on Deep Tracks."

Show Intro

"Greetings music lovers and welcome once again to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott and this is Songs From The Vault for the next hour or so I'm gonna play you some of my favourites from my own personal collection. A few stories here and there maybe, but mostly just some banging music. Including this beauty from Blondie."


"And before that we heard Blondie Hanging On The Telephone which Def Leppard covered in 2006 on the YEAH! album."

T. Rex

"Couple of songs there deeply embedded into my DNA. Big big fan of T. Rex when I was a kid. There from the 1972 album Slider we just heard Buick Mackane. A song that was actually covered in 1993 by Guns N' Roses on The Spaghetti Incident album."


"This is Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott and now it is time to turn on the big generator. This is Yes."

"And before that we heard Yes from the magnificent Big Generator album with Love Will Find A Way."

Be Bop Deluxe

"Fellow Yorkshiremen. They are from a town called Wakefield which is about 30 miles or so away from Sheffield which is Def Leppard's birth town at least. They are Be Bop Deluxe from their debut album Axe Victim. That is Jet Silver And The Dolls Of Venus. One does get the impression that Bill Nelson was a bit of a fan of David Bowie."

Lone Star

"I'm Joe Elliott and this is Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. So all the way from Wakefield in Yorkshire right down to Wales. This is Lone Star."

"And before that many many great artists have come out of Wales. I'm thinking of...Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, the Manic Street Preachers, The Stereophonics, Budgie, but for me the best of the lot was Lone Star. And there from their second album Firing On All Six we heard The Ballad Of Crafty Jack."

Ted Nugent

"And before that we heard Ted Nugent. Yes fantastic stuff. He played that live when Def Leppard opened for Ted Nugent on our first ever American tour back in 1980. The song Stranglehold."

Voice Over

"He's toured the world as lead singer of Def Leppard. These are his stories and music from his personal collection. Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks."

Rick Springfield

"It's hard to get your head around that it's 39 years this December the 8th gone since we lost John Lennon. What an unimaginable and unnecessary tragedy that was. But there it is acknowledged, wonderfully I think, by Rick Springfield from his album Venus In Overdrive. The song is 3 Warning Shots."


"I'm Joe Elliott and this is Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. So from Lone Star to a London band singing about the lone star state. This is Stray."

"And before that we heard Stray. Magnificent stuff. They were like 15, 16 years old when they recorded their first album. That is from a collection called Time Machine The Anthology 1970-1977. The song that we heard One Night In Texas."

Pink Fairies

" That my friends is a British band called the Pink Fairies. Now I don't think they really got much of a look in in America. And they weren't that popular in the UK, but for those few people that did like them they really really liked them. I suppose they were the epitome of what you'd call a cult band. From their hird album, sounding somewhat like Pink Floyd really It is the Pink Fairies. The album is Never Never Land. The song Heavenly Man."


"This is SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott and you're listening to Songs From The Vault in which on this particular show we have been where?. Let's see we've been to Texas, we've been to Wales, we've been to Wakefield. It would be amiss of me to avoid my home country these days. Yes, Ireland. And long before U2, Boomtown Rats and Thin Lizzy there was this crowd. This is Horslips."

"And before that we heard Horslips. Wonderful stuff. Very Celtic. Very rock. Very original. From an album called The Book Of Invasions A Celtic Symphony. We heard the song Trouble (With A Capital T)."

Mott The Hoople

"Wonderful stuff there from Mott The Hoople's fourth album in 1972. It is Brain Capers. The song Darkness Darkness once covered by Robert Plant, but originally recorded way before Mott did it by a band called The Youngbloods."

Show Outro

"You have been listening to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. And that is about it folks for this particular show. I shall be back with you next time for more Songs From The Vault."

"So that's just leaves me with enough time to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays. And here's to a very happy and healthy 2020. I didn't wanna flood this show with Christmas songs, but we are gonna go out on one. And why not this one. This is Def Leppard and We All Need Christmas. Have a good one."

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