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JOE ELLIOTT Songs From The Vault 17th September 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 The Struts, Yes and The Clash.

This edition was first broadcast on Thursday 17th September.

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 September 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Sweet - Fox On The Run
  • 02 - The Tubes - T.V. Is King
  • 03 - The Struts - Strange Days
  • 04 - SIXX A.M. - Maybe It's Time
  • 05 - Robert Plant - Slow Dancer
  • 06 - Yes - Rhythm Of Love
  • 07 - Supertramp - Fools Overture
  • 08 - Be Bop Deluxe - Soundtrack (2018 Remix)
  • 09 - KISS - Black Diamond (2009)
  • 10 - Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
  • 11 - The Clash - Clash City Rockers
  • 12 - Deep Purple - Fireball

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 my fellow music lovers and welcome to Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott and for the next sixty minutes or so we're gonna delve deep into my soul. Delve deep into my brain, into my music collection. Songs that have made me happy. Songs that have made me sad. Songs that have taken me to places I never thought that I could go. Like this one from Sweet."


"And before that we heard Sweet who were featured on the railer, about 2, 2 and a half years ago, for a movie called Guardians Of The Galaxy. That trailer was viewed over a 24 hour period on YouTube more than 85 millions time. Yet the song didn't make it into the movie. It till though did top the digital charts that week. 36 years after its original release. The song Fox On The Run."

The Tubes

"It was produced by one Mr. Todd Rundgren who is still not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. If anybody out there can explain that to me please answers on a postcard. The band are The Tubes based out of San Francisco. The year 1979. The album is called Remote Control. The song we just heard a great bit of work called T.V. Is King."

The Struts

"You are listening to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. This is Songs From The Vault. I'm Joe Elliott and this next band are currently enjoying their first ever hit in their home territory of Great Britain. 10 years after they formed. Drawing amazing parallels with Def Leppard who had our first hit in the UK ten years after we formed. Featuring Robbie Williams as guest vocalist this is The Struts ."

"And before that we heard the title track of the brand new Struts album. It's called Strange Days. It was recorded in lockdown, about lockdown. So it's kind of a concept record I suppose. Featuring a lot of great guests. Like Albert Hammond Jr. It also features Robbie Williams on the song that we just heard. And myself and Phil Collen on a track that I'm hoping to feature on the next show. So yes as a guest you could say during this lockdown I've been pretty busy. And enjoying it too."


"So I get this phonecall from Nikki Sixx 'Hey buddy what are you doing?'. Well you know Nikki the usual kind of Coronavirus COVID lockdown nonsense. How about yourself?. Turns out that Nikki Sixx is in the studio re-recording a 2016 SIXX A.M. song for a movie that's due out very soon if it's not out already called Sno Babies. He's also doing it because he wants to raise awareness for a massive opiate problem that is happening all over the USA. So he asked me if I would lend my vocals to this particular re-record of which I said of course mate, of course. So yes that is me that you can hear in and out of all the other singers on that particular re-record. Of a song called Maybe It's Time. The other singers are Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Stone Sour. The Vad Wolves singer Tommy Vexed. Also Ivan Moody from Five Finger Death Punch. AWOL Nation. The country singer Brantley Gilbert. And on guitar Slash. It's all for a great cause so well done Nikki Sixx."

Robert Plant

"I am Joe Elliott. This is Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. And here slow dancing, as only he can, Mr. Robert Plant."

"And before that from 1982. His very first solo album after the demise of Led Zeppelin we heard Robert Plant. The album is Pictures At Eleven. The song Slow Dancer."


"Before that from the album Big Generator which was huge back in 1987. The band is Yes. The song Rhythm Of Love."

Voice Over

"This is the music that inspired a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame career. Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks."


"Coming in at a very snappy 10 minutes and 62 seconds that is Supertramp from the album Even In The Quietest Moments with an epic piece of work called Fools Overture."

Be Bop Deluxe

"You are listening to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. This is Songs From The Vault. And I'm Joe Elliott. Joe Elliott born and bred in Sheffield in England. Sheffield is in a county called Yorkshire where rock music or bands from Yorkshire were kind of thin on the ground. Back in the day there was a guy called Dave Berry from the 60s. We had Joe Cocker, Tony Christie, and then there was a lot foe electronic bands. Like the Human League, ABC. The Thompson Twins were from just down the road. Not many rock bands. When you spread out beyond Sheffield even less. But this band are from Yorkshire and this band were amazing. This is Be Bop Deluxe."

"And before that we heard fellow Yorkshireman Be Bop Deluxe from a 1975 album called Futurama. Produced then by a gentleman called Roy Thomas Baker. More famous for his work with Queen. This is the 2018 remix and it is fantastic, of a song called Soundtrack."


"What we've just heard there is a couple of songs but not in their original form. What we just heard was KISS with a song called Black Diamond which originally featured on their 1974 debut album and other than the intro was sung by drummer Peter Criss. What we just heard is the 2009 re-record that was part of the bonus disc for the album Sonic Boom. This version other than the intro was sung by current drummer Eric Singer."

"You are listening to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. Now having just heard a couple of what you might call classic rock bands. One from Britain and one from the USA. Here's a couple more but this is not classic rock. This is punk rock. This is The Ramones."


"And a band I never saw live but really really enjoyed their work. It is the Ramones. It's from a collection called Mania. I bought the 12 inch single. It was the first 12 inch single that I ever purchased as a 16 year old kid. The song Sheena Is A Punk Rocker."

The Clash

"I saw those guys at the Sheffield Top Rank back in 1976. One week after I saw Styx. You can only imagine the contrast can't you. That is the Clash from their debut album with a song called Clash City Rockers."

Show Outro

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

"It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next time for more of the same only different."

"So until then I'll leave you with this. A little bit more classic rock. From 1971. The title track of their album Fireball. This is Deep Purple. Until next time stay safe. Wear a mask. Wear a condom. Just don't get 'em mixed up."

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