Trivia / Manic Street Preachers

  • Creator Backlash: The band members dislike the version of "Specators of Suicide" that appears on Generation Terrorists, claiming it sounds like "fucking Lion Sleeps Tonight" and prefer the more upbeat earlier Heavenly version.
    • They aren't too happy overall with Gold Against the Soul, as its overtly-polished, radio-friendly production proved to be the catalyst for creating the much rawer and far less commercial Holy Bible.
  • Creator Breakdown: Richey Edwards, especially while writing the lyrics to The Holy Bible and Journal for Plague Lovers.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: James Dean Bradfield, after James Dean. Allegedly his father wanted to name him Clint Eastwood first, but his wife threatened to divorce him, if he named their kid that.
  • Old Shame: Musically, both Know Your Enemy (except "Ocean Spray" and "So Why So Sad") and Lifeblood are looked at rather dimly. Then there were those stunts they did during their early years...
  • The Pete Best: Miles 'Flicker' Woodward, their first bassist who left in 1988.
  • Reclusive Artist: Richey Edwards, where are you?
  • What Could Have Been: Originally the band wanted Kylie Minogue to do vocals for "Little Baby Nothing", but she couldn't do it due to contractual reasons.