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JOE ELLIOTT Songs From The Vault 17th October 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 the Roxy Music, Down 'n' Outz and Ian Hunter.

This edition was first broadcast on Thursday 17th October.

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 - 17th October 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - Down 'n' Outz - This Is How We Roll
  • 02 - Black Star Riders - Another State Of Grace
  • 03 - Roxy Music - Street Life
  • 04 - Zombies - Care Of Cell 44
  • 05 - Ian Hunter - The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nuthin' But The Truth
  • 06 - Paul McCartney & Wings - Little Lamb Dragonfly
  • 07 - Steve Hillage - Hurdy Gurdy Man
  • 08 - Wayward Sons - Us Against The World
  • 09 - Free - Catch A Train
  • 10 - Pete Townshend - Rough Boys
  • 11 - UFO - Doctor Doctor
  • 12 - Kiki Dee Band - I've Got The Music In Me

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 one and all once again to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault right here on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. This is the show that I like to think plunders the very back of my mind and the very bottom of my musical heart which I wear 24 hours a day on my sleeve. We've got some great stuff lined up for you tonight. But we're gonna start off with two absolutely brand spanking new songs. Starting with this one. This is my side band the Down 'n' Outz just released last week. And after all This Is How We Roll."

Down 'n' Outz

"And before that brand new Down 'n' Outz. Again the title track. The album five years in the making at least but it's finally out. We just heard This Is How We Roll."

Black Star Riders -

"From their latest, and I believe greatest album so far. That is the title track of the new Black Star Riders album. It is Another State Of Grace."

Roxy Music

"You're listening to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. It is Songs From The Vault. I'm Joe Elliott and thinking back now to the almost six months or so since Def Leppard were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. One of the coolest things for me that happened on that night was these next two bands being inducted also. Starting off with Roxy Music."

"And then before that Roxy Music with a song that Def Leppard covered in 2006 on the YEAH! album. It is their version from the album Stranded. The song Street Life."

The Zombies

"I have been a big fan of Colin Bluntstone's voice all my life. The guy is an incredible singer. And it was so cool to see him teamed up once again with Rod Argent who went on to have massive success on his own with the band Argent. But to see them perform and accept their award which was very very well deserved and sadly long overdue. But they got it at last. And there they are featured from the album And Oracle. It's the 30th anniversary re-release of the album. The song we heard, very spookily titled, Care Of Cell 44. OK then."

Ian Hunter

"Now anybody that's followed Def Leppard's career over the years and read any interviews that I've done may well know that I am an enormous fan of Ian Hunter and Mott The Hoople's work. And I was very sad to find out just a few weeks ago that Ian has had to cancel the upcoming Mott The Hoople American tour because he's got a really chronic case of tinnitus. Or tinnitus or however you like to pronounce it. Which is obviously really, really tragic."

"Ringing in the ears is hard work for anybody. We all get it. Especially if we've been down the front of a gig or you've been on stage for 42 years. You sometimes get in bed and that ringing really is irritating. .But when it's actually debilitating and you have to cancel a tour. You can imagine how heartbreaking it must be. We all hope and pray that there is some kind of outcome and remedy so that we can get the guy back on stage. He is an absolute legend. He's indefatigable 80 years old. still doing this. I was at his 80th birthday gig where he played for two and a half hours following three gigs previous. Four in a row in other words. unbelievable energy for a guy of his age. And an incredible song writer which we are about to discover here if you've never heard this before. But do listen out also in the middle for an incredible guitar solo by Mick Ronson. This is Ian Hunter."

"And before that Ian Hunter from his debut album back in 1975. And we are all hoping and praying that this tinnitus, tinnitus goes away and we can see the great man tread the boards one more time and maybe even play that song. And by the way yes that solo by Mick Ronson wow!. What a song. It is The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nuthin' But The Truth."

Voice Over

"This is Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks."

Paul McCartney & Wings

"Before that we heard Paul McCartney & Wings from the album Red Rose Speedway. That is taken from the re-release box set that came out about nine months ago, a year ago. We'd always heard the rumours that there was enough material on that album to make a double. But he only put it out as a single. So urban myth etc. where's the rest of the songs?. We finally got to hear them. And the one we heard there was on the original album. Beautiful bit of work called Little Lamb Dragonfly."

Steve Hillage

"That is a gentleman called Steve Hillage who used to be in a hippie commune band called Gong. He went solo and in 1976 made the album L. As in the letter L. And it's basically Todd Rundgren's Utopia with Steve Hillage playing the guitar and Todd Rundgren producing the album instead. So it's a great mix. Fantastic songs on there. And that is his brilliant version, I think, of Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man."

Wayward Sons

"I'm Joe Elliott this is Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. Now Ian Hunter just gave us his truth which was the whole truth and nothing but the truth. This next band's truth ain't what it used to be. This is the Wayward Sons."

"And before that the Wayward Sons. Now here's a nice little fun fact for you. The drummer in the Wayward Sons played on two albums that were both released on the same day. For he is also the drummer in the Down 'n' Outz. But there with the Wayward Sons. The album is The Truth Ain't What It Used To Be. The song written by the leader of the band a guy called Toby Jepson. Very very talented guy. The song is Us Against The World."


"Absolutely superb stuff there by the band Free. And what a band they were. But just going back to Ian Hunter briefly. Many many times over the years he has told me that that is his favourite Free song by far. And I just have to agree with him it really is a brilliant bit of work. And they did do a lot of great work. What a band Free were. Simon Kirke on the drums. Andy Fraser on bass. Paul Kossoff on guitar and the superb Paul Rodgers on lead vocals and occasional piano and rhythm guitar I suppose. The song is from the album Free At Last. It is Catch A Train."

Pete Townshend

"You are listening to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. And while we eagerly await the new album by The Who . or as they jokingly refer to themselves the 'orrible Who. Or even The Two. Let's go back and listen to what Pete Townshend is capable of doing on his own."

"And before that we heard Pete Townshend from 1980. The album Empty Glass. The song we heard Rough Boys."


"I just received a mega version of that album through the post. It is a three CD disc with a plethora of leftovers, B-Sodes. Singles that weren't on the album. Live versions from sessions and on stage. It's a superb collection. It was my in to UFO way back in 1975. Although the album actually came out in 1974. The album is Phenomenon. The band UFO. The song the mighty Doctor Doctor."

Show Outro

"You have been listening to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. And that is about it for this show."

"So I'm gonna leave you with this. This is a lady who was so well thought of she was one of the first white artists signed to Tamala Motown. Elton John lover her so much that he signed her to his own Rocket Record label. And also had a duet hit with her all over the world. Here from the album of the same name is Kiki Dee with I've Got The Music In Me. Until next time be good to each other people."

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