He was on the bones of his arse about ten years ago, on the verge of house repossession etc. Apparently, Birds Fly was used by the Netflix series 'Stranger Things', then on an advert in the US and he became solvent.One of my friends did that thing he was doing a few years back where if you paid his travel and beer he'd come and play at your house. Said it was cracking value, but that Ian did spend a lot of time trying to hit on his mate's lass!
I am old sucker for the Works though. Stumbled on an old copy of Blind a couple of weeks back and bought it because the US version seems to have a different running order and they swapped a couple of songs out (and different sleeve). Had them all but, you know, rude not to! $5 well spent!