Beatle Bones 'n' Smokin' Stones

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Don Van Vliet

First Release
Words Of Expectation - BBC Sessions: Castle CMEDD696

Date of First Release
26 May 2003

Group line-up on first recording
M E Smith- Vocals; B Smith – Guitar; S Hanley – Bass;; J Neagle – Keyboards; S Wolstencroft – drums; K Burns – Drums.

Subsequent releases
The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004; Castle CMXBX982, 25 April 2005

Official Live Recordings

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A cover version of the 1968 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band track; presumably as a combination of Hanley’s like of Beefheart and to satisfy Peel’s long love of him.

Only ever played as part of Peel Session #20, first broadcast on 18 August 1996, the commentary in the booklet with the Peel Session album says, “The standout of the session is undoubtedly Smith’s reworking of Captain Beefheart’s Beatle Bones’n’Smokin’ Stones. The warped blues’n’poetry from the Captain’s Strictly Personal album are strictly personalised by Smith. It’s still quite a pleasure to hear Smith intone ”Strawberry Fields Forever”’. It certainly is.