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JOE ELLIOTT Songs From The Vault 16th April 2020 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 Velvet Revolver, Kate Bush and Family.

This edition was first broadcast on Thursday 16th April.

Note - This show appeared to be a re-broadcast of one from 2019. But was actually one of the ones I missed - possibly the May 2019 one. Joe mentions a member of UFO passed away and he actually died in April 2019. The Struts new single he mentions was also brand new at the same time. There were also no references to the current global situation as with his last two shows and recent Planet Rock shows.

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 - 16th April 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Heavy Metal Kids - Message
  • 02 - The Struts - In Love With A Camera
  • 03 - Pat Travers - Hooked On Music
  • 04 - Stray - One Night In Texas
  • 05 - Crosby, Stills And Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
  • 06 - Velvet Revolver - Can't Get It Out Of My Head
  • 07 - UFO - Love To Love
  • 08 - Kate Bush - The Dreaming
  • 09 - Brian Eno - Needles In the Camel's Eye
  • 10 - Lou Reed - Vicious
  • 11 - Family - My Friend The Sun
  • 12 - John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night

Voice Over Intro

"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 Songs From The Vault. I am Joe Elliott and for the next sixty minutes or so I shall be your host taking you on what I think is a wonderful ride through some wonderful music. Starting off tonight with a message that hits all the right buttons. This is the Heavy Metal Kids."

Heavy Metal Kids

"And before that the Heavy Metal Kids who were back in the mid 70s the perfect bridge between hard Rock and Punk Rock. They reformed in the late 90s with Danny Peyronel their keyboard player on lead vocals because of the sad passing of their original vocalist Gary Holton in the late 80s. The album is called Hit The Right Button. The band are the Heavy Metal Kids. The song we heard Message."

The Struts

"That is the latest song to hit the airwaves from my current favourite new band. I say new, they've been around for four or five years and they're on their second album already. But they are fantastic. They are The Struts. the album is Young And Dangerous. The song In Love With A Camera."

Pat Travers

"You're listening to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. And now making some magic music. This is Pat Travers."

"And before that Pat Travers from 1977. His second album Makin' Magic. Which featured Nicko McBrain on the drums. Later to become a member of Iron Maiden. The song we heard Hooked On Music."


"That is a band that I saw live at the Sheffield Top Rank in the UK. City I grew up in was Sheffield. And we used to have this club every Sunday night called Improvisions. And bands would come through. Some bands on the way uo, some bands on the way down. And some bands still trying to break through. When I saw that band in 1977 they'd already been together for ten years. They never really made the big time but they did make some great music. They are Stray and from their Time Machine Anthology 1970-1977 a great song there called One Night In Texas."

Crosby, Stills And Nash

"You are listening to Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott and this is Crosby, Stills And Nash."

"And before that Crosby, Stills And Nash, still with us!. From the Greatest Hits album and what a greatest hits album it is. The song Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."

Velvet Revolver

"Before that we heard Velvet Revolver. themselves who had problems with people dying on them. Weiland passing away pretty much put an end to the band. But the album is Libertad. The song we just heard a fantastic little version of ELO's Can't Get It Out Of My Head."

Voice Over

"He's a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee curating some of the music that influenced his career. Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault continues on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks."


"That my friends is a fantastic bit of work from UFO's breakthrough album in 1977 Lights Out. The song is called Love To Love and is a bit of a showcase for their keyboard player Mr. Paul Raymond. Who sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago right in the middle of UFOs farewell tour. Phil Mogg the lead singer decided to retire so they said they'd go round the world one more time. But sadly on a mini break he had a heart attack and is no longer with us. So rest in peace Paul Raymond. Lovely guy. Fantastic player. But the show must go on and they are very fortunate that they've managed to recruit Neil Carter who actually replaced a living Paul Raymond about 30 years ago four three or four UFO albums. He's back in the band and the tour carries on."

Kate Bush

"You are listening to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. And we are now about to go so far left field you'd think you were dreaming. This Kate Bush."

"And before that the title track of her 1982 album. It's Kate Bush with The Dreaming."

Brian Eno

"Originally responsible for all the bells and whistles and whirs and oscillations of early Roxy Music albums. That is Brian Eno from his album Here Come The Warm Jets with Needles In the Camel's Eye. Ouch!."

Lou Reed

"Now Brian Eno would go on to be a very successful producer in his own right working with the likes of David Bowie and U2. Possibly all because of their mutual admiration for the Velvet Underground. Ironic then really that this next artist is once a member of the Velvet Underground himself produced by David Bowie. I see a circle forming here. This is Lou Reed."

"Before that from his 1972 break out album Transformer produced by Mick Ronson and David Bowie. We heard Lou Reed with Vicious."


"They had a couple of hits in the UK, but they were often referred to as Prog Rock. I never really saw that. I thought they were just fantastic songwriters. they being Chapman and Whitney. Members of the band Family. And from their Best Of Family And Friends collection that is My Friend The Sun."

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 particular show. It's been a real pleasure brining all this music to you. Let's do it again soon."

"Till next time I'm gonna leave you with this. One of the best rock duets ever recorded. From the John Lennon collection, there's your clue. It is John Lennon, but with his good buddy Elton John. This is Whatever Gets You Thru The Night. Till next time be good to yourselves."

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