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JOE ELLIOTT Songs From The Vault 18th April 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 week's show (the 13th show since it started) included songs by Mick Ronson, Ian Hunter and Cheap Trick.

This edition was first broadcast on Thursday 18th April.

Joe began this show on 19th April 2018 and it is broadcast once a month. And from now on will be typed up just like The Joe Elliott Show from Planet Rock..

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

The show is available on the SiriusXM website and has been repeated multiple times.

Joe Elliott Songs From The Vault - 18th April 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
  • 02 - The Damned - Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow
  • 03 - Montrose - I Got The Fire
  • 04 - Blue Oyster Cult - The Revenge Of Vera Gemini
  • 05 - Mick Ronson - Growing Up And I'm Fine
  • 06 - Elton John - Madman Across The Water
  • 07 - Ian Hunter - The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nuthin' But The Truth
  • 08 - Cheap Trick - The Rest Of My Life
  • 09 - Kansas - The Wall
  • 10 - Donovan - Season Of The Witch
  • 11 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone
  • 12 - Queen - Keep Yourself Alive (Long-Lost Retake)

Voice Over Intro

"T. Rex. Mott The Hoople and David Bowie were just some of the artists who ignited his fuse to make music. He's had one of the most successful careers in rock and roll as lead singer for Def Leppard. Joe Elliott. And Joe is a passionate fan of deep classic rock. These are his stories and music from his personal collection. Welcome to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on Deep Tracks."

Show Intro

"Greetings fellow music lovers and welcome once again to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott and this is Songs From The Vault. And it's just a couple of weeks now since the induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. And can I just say what a fantastic night it was. If you were there you'll know. If you saw it on HBO you'll know. It was just a great thing to be involved in. So happy that we were actually inducted and we're now part of this incredible group of people."

"On the night however as a fan I was just as excited to see this lot get inducted. They had only been waiting 21 years. It is Roxy Music."

Roxy Music

"And before that Roxy Music. Kings of glam. Space age alien music, whatever you want to call it. That between them and David Bowie they really did blow everything out the water in 1972. Which is when that song was released. Not originally on their debut album but it is now. The song Virginia Plain."

The Damned

"Two very distinctively very British bands there. One from what you might call the glam rock era. And one from the Punk era. And that was the one that we just heard The Damned from their last album. It's called Evil Spirits. It was produced by Mr. Tony Visconti. Obviously more well known for his work with David Bowie and T. Rex. And the song we heard Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow. Great bit of work actually."


"You're listening to Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott and here's two distinctively American bands. Starting off with Montrose."

"And before that Montrose who we had the great pleasure of opening for us in 2005. Albeit it was a totally different lineup but my god they sounded identical. The album Paper Money. It came out in 1974. It was their second album and the last one to feature the great Sammy Hagar. The song we heard I Got The Fire."

Blue Oyster Cult

"Featuring the dulcet and very poetic tones of Miss Patti Smith. That is Blue Oyster Cult from their album Agents Of Fortune. I saw them live at the Sheffield City Hall when they were touring that particular album. The song we heard The Revenge Of Vera Gemini."

Mick Ronson

"You are listening to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. It is now time to celebrate the music of a gentleman who passed away 25 years ago this month. We're gonna hear him with Ian Hunter. We're gonna hear him with Elton John. But first of all we're gonna hear him on his own from his debut album with a song written by David Bowie. This is the late great and much missed Mick Ronson."

"And before that from his debut album in 1974. The album is Slaughter On tenth Avenue. A song written by David Bowie but performed by the late great Mick Ronson it is Growing Up And I'm Fine."

Voice Over

"This is music that has inspired one of rock's most recognisable front men over the years. Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks."

Elton John

"And before that we heard Elton John. It's an outtake. It's a version of Madman Across The Water that featured Mick Ronson before Elton got Davy Johnson on board."

Ian Hunter

"Featuring one of the best guitar solos ever committed to tape played by the late great Mick Ronson. That is from Ian Hunter's debut solo album back in 1975. The song The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nuthin' But The Truth."

"You're listening to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott. This is Songs From The Vault and from one of my favourite guitar players of all time to one of my favourite bands of all time. They've been around forever . We've toured many times together and they're still working their asses off. This is Cheap Trick."

"And before that we heard Cheap Trick whose singer Robin Zander is no slouch himself. From their 2017 album We're Alright we heard The Rest Of My Life."


" I gotta say their singer Steve Walsh has got some voice doesn't he?. That is Kansas from their biggest ever selling record back in 1976. The album is Left Overture. The song we just heard a great bit of work called The Wall."


"You are listening to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott. This is Songs From The Vault. Now here's a song that features John Paul Jones on bass. Jimmy Page on guitar. So obviously it must be Led....actually no. It is Donovan."

"And before that Donovan featuring Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. Now Jimmy Page used to produce Donovan and John Paul Jones he used often as a session bass player. And I've very often wondered whether that song was the inspiration behind a track from Led Zeppelin II called What Is And What Should Never Be. As they both have very similar intros. That particular song Season Of The Witch."

Lynyrd Skynyrd

"Absolutely magnificent stuff there from 1973 their debut album. It was called Pronounced Lynyrd Skynyrd. I will let you guess the name of the band. The song is Tuesday's Gone."

Show Outro

"Which brings us very nicely to the end of this particular show. Hope you've enjoyed it as much as I've enjoyed recording it. I shall be back with you next time for more, what I like to think, is great music."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with this fantastic find that came out the archives just a couple of years ago. From 1975 this is a re-record of a 1973 song by the band Queen. It now features as a bonus track on the re-release of A Night At The Opera. But check this out. A brilliant re-record of Keep Yourself Alive. Until next time be good to yourselves."

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