* BrokenBase: Guitarist Scott Kerr departed after ''Quantity is Job 1''. During his time with the band, Scott wrote or co-wrote the music to all but two of their songs. Consequently, there's a subtle (or not-so-subtle) difference in the songwriting of the early albums versus the post-Scott albums, and no real agreement among fans about which are better. But as of 2011, Scott is back in the band to replace Keith.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: As mentioned in AudienceParticipationSong, the first stanza of ''Handbook for the Sellout'' is sung by the audience. In most of the live recordings, this is a barely-audible shouting. In the recording of their last concert, though... you could hear every last voice, clearly yelling along to a dearly-loved song by a band that, after that night, was no longer together.
* FaceOfTheBand: Happened in spite of the band's best efforts to make sure they were all credited equally. Sort of inevitable--only the devoted fans could possibly remember the names of all eight members. Every fan could name Reese Roper, many fans could name Jeff the Girl (because she was hot) and Brad (because of the vinyl and song with his name on them), but few could name any others. In an attempt to avert this (and because he felt it was just egocentric in general), Reese consistently refused to sign autographs for fans.
* NightmareFuel: The bridge of "Giants" features a monologue by a CreepyChild:
-->This house is haunted by the ghost of Adam Smith,\\
The Wealth of Nations and the further death of innocence.\\
To rule the world, the desire of every man,\\
The earth is shaking,\\
''There are giants in the land.''
* TearJerker: The last couple tracks on ''The End Is Here''. Several other songs ("It Was Beautiful" for [[StarManta this troper]], as well as the first time I realized what "Eulogy" was about)
** Try listening to "World Without End" ever again without choking up just a little. Especially the live version from ''The End is Here''. Tears will ensue.