JOE ELLIOTT Songs From The Vault 21st January 2021 Playlist/Transcript
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 Utopia, Down 'n' Outz and Mick Ronson.
This edition was first broadcast on Thursday 21st January.
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 - 21st January 2021 Playlist
- 01 - Utopia - Comunion With The Sun
- 02 - Lone Star - Bells Of Berlin
- 03 - The Moody Blues - Ride My Seesaw
- 04 - The Small Faces - Tin Soldier
- 05 - Down 'n' Outz - Goodnight Mr. Jones
- 06 - Be Bop Deluxe - Modern Music Suite
- 07 - Elton John - The Ballad Of Danny Bailey
- 08 - The Rolling Stones - Happy
- 09 - The Black Crowes - Kickin' My Heart Around
- 10 - Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home
- 11 - Mick Ronson - Woman
- 12 - New York Dolls - Who Are The Mystery Girls
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."
"Greetings my fellow music lovers and welcome once again to Songs From The Vault. I'm Joe Elliott SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. And for the next little while I say these three words COVID be damned!. Let's listen to some fantastic tunes. This is some stuff that's really resonated with me, hence it's in my record collection for life. Let's start off with a, let's go and have communion with the sun shall we with Todd Tundgren's Utopia."
"And before that Todd Tundgren's Utopia from 1977 also the album is Ra. Again the opening track. And what a mouthful. Overture, Mountain Top And Sunrise/Comunion With The Sun. Wow."
"Well what an absolutely progtastic way to start the show off there folks. Great stuff. That is a band called Lone Star. A Welsh band called Lone Star. Most famous in America no doubt for the fact that one of their two guitarists was a gentleman called Paul Tonk Chapman who would become the replacement for Michael Schenker in UFO in 1979. There from their second album in 1977. The album is Firing On All Six. The opening track Bells Of Berlin."
The Moody Blues
"I'm Joe Elliott. This is Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. We can go back even further than 1977. Perhaps maybe ten years earlier. This is The Moody Blues."
"And before that The Moody Blues from 1967 it may be. So yeah ten years before the two songs we heard at the top of the show. The album is In Search Of The Lost Chord. The song Ride My Seesaw."
The Small Faces
"Listen very carefully to Led Zeppelin I and you can hear how much of an influence Steve Marriott was on a very young Robert Plant, 'cause when Steve Marriott was on, he was on. And there from a collection called Absolutely The Best we just heard The Small Faces with Tin Soldier."
Down 'n' Outz
Well bringing things right up to date. Well at least 2019. Here's a song that is a tribute to a gentleman who we lost five years ago. In honour of David Bowie. This is the Down 'n' Outz.
"And before that the Down 'n' Outz from 2019. My little side project with our tribute to the late great David Bowie. It is from the album This Is How We Roll. The song Goodnight Mr. Jones."
Be Bop Deluxe
"Before that we heard Be Bop Deluxe. Fellow Yorkshireman. With a fantastic bit of work. It's the Modern Music Suite from the album of the same name. It's actually sic pieces glued together. Namely Modern Music, Dancing In The Moonlight, Honeymoon On Mars, Lost In The Neon World, The Dance Of The Uncle Sam Humanoids followed lastly by, and not least, Modern Music Reprise. Yes Be Bop Deluxe. Brilliant stuff."
"This is the music that inspired a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame career. Joe Elliott's Songs From The Vault continues on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks."
"Unless you're an absolute vinyl freak the phrase double album doesn't mean much anymore 'cause it's all either on one disc it. But back in 1973 the discussion of the street would have been is it a strong record or would it have been a stronger single album by losing half the tracks. One of the greatest double albums ever recorded. We just heard from 1973's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road By Elton John. The song we heard The Ballad Of Danny Bailey."
The Rolling Stones
"You are listening to SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott. This is Songs From The Vault."
"Time to get down and dirty with a couple of pretty down and dirty bands. Starting off with The Rolling Stones."
"And before that The Rolling Stones. A band that definitely kept it together because they've been active now for what 55 years going on. Maybe even longer. Unbelievable stuff from 1972's Exile On Main Street we heard Happy."
The Black Crowes
Well in my humble opinion they had it all but they threw it all away 'cause they couldn't keep it together. But hopefully now I've heard rumour they're back together again. They will keep it together this time 'cause they were and hopefully still are a fantastic band. It is The Black Crowes there from the album By Your Side. Great song called Kickin' My Heart Around."
Wilko Hohnson/Roger Daltrey
"You're listening to SiriusXM's Deep Track. I'm Joe Elliott. This is Songs From The Vault. And here's another couple of old timers for ya. Working together for the first, and as far as I'm aware, only time. One of them is the singer from The Who. The other one was the guitar player in a British R and B band called Doctor Feelgood. Together for the first and possibly last time. This is Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey."
"And before that we heard Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson with a brilliant remake of an old Doctor Feelgood tune. In fact it is the title track of the album that they did together Going Back Home."
"With an absolutely fantastic guitar solo. That is Mick Ronson. It's a rework of an old Pure Prairie League tune called Woman. It's from Mick's second solo album in 1975 Play Don't Worry. Beautiful bit of work."
"You have been listening to Songs From The Vault on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks. I'm Joe Elliott singing off for this particular show."
"And I'm signing off in style. Just a few short days ago we lost another warrior to that great gig in the sky. The mighty Slyvain Sylvain. Rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the band The New York Dolls."
"So let's go out on one of their classic tunes from their 1974 album Too Much Too Soon. This is Who Are The Mystery Girls. Stay safe everybody out there."
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