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JOE ELLIOTT Songs From The Vault 19th March 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 David Bowie, Cheap Trick and Ricky Warwick.

This edition was first broadcast on Thursday 19th March.

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 March 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Ricky Warwick - Tattoos & Alibis
  • 02 - Rod Stewart - Hard Road
  • 03 - Heavy Metal Kids - Delirious (2009 Remaster)
  • 04 - Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern
  • 05 - David Bowie - Stay '97
  • 06 - Duff McKagan - Don't Look Behind You
  • 07 - Steve Winwood - Arc Of A Diver
  • 08 - Cheap Trick - If You Still Want My Love
  • 09 - UFO - Mystery Train
  • 10 - The Stranglers - Go Buddy Go
  • 11 - Ultravox - Young Savage
  • 12 - Montrose - Bad Motor Scooter

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 and welcome to the Zombie Apocalypse everybody. Or should I say greetings and welcome to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott and this is the latest edition of Songs From The Vault. Hope you're all well out there as well as can be expected in such a lockdown situation which is occurring all over the planet as I speak."

"For the next hour or so though I intend to try and cheer you up as best I can with playing you 60 minutes or so of some great music. So for this opening number over to Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham to introduce it for you."

Ricky Warwick

"And before that a guy called Ricky Warwick. These days is the frontman for the Black Star Riders and occasionally the frontman for Thin Lizzy. When they get together to maybe celebrate the 40th or the 45th anniversary of a certain album he sings for Lizzy. He was in Thin Lizzy for about four or five years before they changed their name to Black Star Riders and had a bit of a lineup change."

"Back in 2001 I produced this album with Ricky Warwick and when we were looking for a lead guitarist for the album Scott Gorham came to mind. For it's Scott who does introduce that particular song with the "Here goes nothing" at the beginning of it. We thought about Scott, gave him a ring. He was more than happy to come over and do it. And it was the fact that he'd worked on this album that Ricky Warwick came to mind when he decided to kind of reinvent Thin Lizzy and he was looking for somebody to sing and maybe do some writing with him and Ricky was the perfect guy to reboot Thin Lizzy back in 2011. But that album came out 2001. It is Ricky Warwick. We just heard the title track of the album Tattoos & Alibis."

Rod Stewart

"He has one of he most identifiable voices in rock even when he's singing that kind of lounge stuff that he did a few albums of. It is the wonderful Rod Stewart there from the album Smiler. The song Hard Road."

Heavy Metal Kids

"You're listening to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott. This is Songs From The Vault. And this next artist never really got a foothold in the USA at all but what a noise they made. This is the Heavy Metal Kids."

"And before that from the same year. The Heavy Metal Kids. Now days it's on an album called Kitsch. It was a standalone single at the time. The fantastically powerful Delirious."

Boomtown Rats

"They have just released a brand new album that I've sadly yet to purchase. Maybe I can play something from that next month. They are the Boomtown Rats. Bob Geldof what an inspiring character he is. There from their collection Back To Boomtown with the massive hit in the UK back in 1876 called She's So Modern."

David Bowie

"I'm Joe Elliott. You are listening to Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. And this is brand new. Yes, although it's actually from 1997. This is brand new David Bowie."

"And before that a re-recorded from 1997. Recorded in The Factory rehearsal space in Dublin, Ireland which is frequented by the likes of U2, Def Leppard use it quite often and obviously the guy that we just heard there David Bowie. It's from a brand new album called Changes 1 Now. And the up to date title of that song is Stay '97."

Duff McKagan

"Before that we heard Duff McKagan. Probably my favourite album of 2019. It's an absolute masterpiece. The album is called Tenderness. The song Don't Look Behind You."

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."

Steve Winwood

"Released on the 31st December 1980. Just got in didn't he. But it was one of only two or three cassettes on the 1981 Def Leppard tour bus when we were going all over the USA opening for the likes of Blackfoot and Ozzy Osbourne. But what a great bit of work. I love it and why wouldn't I. I heard it two or three times a day for the whole Summer of '81. It is Steve Winwood the title track of the album Arc Of A Diver."

Cheap Trick

"I'm Joe Elliott. You are listening to Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. And now one of my favourite bands of all time. And they really are that good. This is Cheap Trick."

"And before that we heard Cheap Trick one of my absolute all time favourite bands. They're still together. Great great people. Great band. The album is We're Alright. The song If You Still Want My Love."


"I, in fact all members of Def Leppard past and present, used to absolutely love that band in the late 70s. Followed them all over the UK we did. Wonderful bit of work there from their 1980 album No Place To Run. It is UFO with a brilliant rework of an old Elvis Presley tune called Mystery Train."

The Stranglers

"You're listening to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott. This is Songs From The Vault. It's now time to go back to the mid 70s for a little bit of UK new wave. Starting off with The Stranglers."

"Before that we heard The Stranglers. It's on a collection called Decades Apart. Originally part of the recording sessions for an album called Rattus Norvegicus. The song we heard Go Buddy Go."


"The Ultravox that were fronted by Midge Ure were a very different band to the Ultravox that were fronted by the gentleman that sang on that record. His name is John Fox. There from an album called Rare Retro we heard Young Savage."

Show Outro

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

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with this. A piece of my youth that will stay with me till the day that I die. This is the most magnificent Montrose from their debut album back in 1973 with Bad Motor Scooter. Until next time stay safe people."

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