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JOE ELLIOTT Songs From The Vault 15th April 2021 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2019. Joe Elliott 2021

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his monthly radio show Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM.

This month's show included songs by Genesis, Foo Fighters and Yes.

This edition was first broadcast on Thursday 15th April.

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 - 15th April 2021 Playlist

  • 01 - New York Dolls - Jet Boy
  • 02 - Utopia - Magic Dragon Theatre
  • 03 - Cheap Trick - The Summer Looks Good On You
  • 04 - Foo Fighters - Waiting On A War
  • 05 - Yes - Starship Trooper
  • 06 - David Bowie - Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing Reprise
  • 07 - Genesis - The 11th Earl Of Mar
  • 08 - Love - Alone Again Or
  • 09 - The Zombies - A Rose For Emily
  • 10 - Jobriath - World Without End
  • 11 - The Kinks - Death Of A Clown
  • 12 - UFO - Hot And Ready
Joe Elliott 2019. By dltourhistory

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

"WGreetings my fellow music lovers and welcome once again to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault right here on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. Great to be with you one more time. Got some great stuff lined up for you on this particular show. Starting off with the Big Apple's finest. This is the New York Dolls."

New York Dolls

"Who produced the opening act that we heard tonight. The New York Dolls from their debut album in 1973. The wonderful Jet Boy."


"I saw that band on the 4th August 1979 opening for Led Zeppelin at Knebworth. And they didn't play one song from what is my favourite Utopia album. It is Ra. The band Utopia of course featuring the wonderfully talented Mr. Todd Rundgren."

Cheap Trick

"You're listening to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. This is Songs From The Vault. I'm Joe Elliott and here's a couple of brand new tunes starting off with Cheap Trick."

"And before that brand new Cheap Trick. Just out very very recently. Just a few days ago. The album is called In Another World. They are my favourite current band. Have been for many many years. The song The Summer Looks Good On You."

Foo Fighters

"The gentleman that signed Def Leppard to Polygram Records as it was known. Actually on the 5th of August 1979. The day after I saw Utopia and Led Zeppelin at Knebworth, Def Leppard signed our record contract. The gentleman that was the A and R man in charge of the department at the time is a guy called Dave Bates. Who I'm still in touch with and he just had me put together my top 100 favourite ever songs which I couldn't do. So it went to 200. It's working it's way towards 300 now. And of course when you are putting together a list of songs that mean so much to you. Most of them are gonna be from a long long time ago. However one song made it into my top 100 that I truly believe is a magnificent song. And it's brand new. It is the Foo Fighters. There from their new album Medicine At Midnight. It's a fantastic bit of work called Waiting On A War."


"You are listening to Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. And we have now reached that part of the show where we're gonna go all epic. I'll see you on the other side. This is Yes."

"And before that Yes from the Yes album. The 2003 remastered version with Starship Trooper."

David Bowie

"Before that a trilogy of songs from David Bowie from his 1974 album Diamond Dogs. We heard Sweet Thing/Candidate and Sweet Thing Reprise."

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."


"Truly epic stuff there. That is Genesis. Taken from the album Wind And Wuthering. The song is The 11th Earl Of Mar."


"This is Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott and I'm sure like myself many people listening right now have got a record in their collection that didn't sell greatly but was very influential. It is said everybody that bought a Velvet Underground album formed a band. And the same can be said for many bands like maybe The Pink Fairies. Or Television. Or this next crowd. Featuring the very talented Mr. Arthur Lee. This is Love."

"What did we hear before that. We heard Love featuring the very talented Mr. Arthur Lee. From the 2015 remastered version of the album Forever Changes. The song Alone Again Or."

The Zombies

"Now I'm a big fan of songs with very strange chord sequences. And as they go that song we just heard has very very strange chord sequences indeed. In fact it comes in my top five of strange chord sequence songs. It is The Zombies from a very overlooked album called Odyssey And Oracle. The song A Rose For Emily. And may I just add what a great pleasure it was to have two members of that band on stage with Def Leppard when we were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2019. For our closing ceremony performance we ended with a version of Mott The Hoople's All The Young Dudes. Which featured Ian Hunter. Brian May from Queen. Miami Steve/Little Steven from Springsteen's band. Susanna Hoffs from The Bangles. Phil Manzenera from Roxy Music. And of course Colin Bluntsone and Rod Argent from The Zombies."


"This is Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott and I've always been a fan of bands and artists that a lot of people don't necessarily get their head around. We just mentioned the likes of the Velvet Underground, Television and Britain's Pink Fairies. As great examples of bands that were not really popular at the time on a big scale, but they've become hugely influential over a long period of time. Here's an artist that absolutely did not. This is Jobriath."

"And before that we heard a guy called Jobriath. Think Mick Jagger singing Ziggy Stardust. And that just about sums up Jobriath's style and direction. Some fantastic songs on the two albums that he released on Elektra back in '73/'74. But sadly because he christened himself the first true fairy of rock and roll. He pretty much killed his career because in 1973 it wasn't very fashionable to do that. Such a shame 'cause there are some wonderful songs on those first two albums and there taken from his eponymously named Jobriath album we heard the song World Without End."

The Kinks

"That song was originally released as a Dave Davis solo single. But these days is considered a Kinks track. It features on plenty of Kinks collections. And there taken from The Kinks Chronicles is the song Death Of A Clown."

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 if for this particular show."

"Been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next time with more of the same only just a little bit different. So until then I shall leave you with this. A huge influence on a very fledgling Def Leppard. From 1978. The album Obsession. This is UFO and Hot And Ready."

"Till next time be safe people."

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