During the 80's - a generally miserable decade for all concerned - a band from the Wirral called Half Man, Half Biscuit combined shambolic post C-86 sounds with a bemusing daft turn of phrase along the way capturing the imagination of that great lover of all things maverick, John Peel.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.
It will feature on the forthcoming album 'Both Sides of the Sky'.