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* CreatorBacklash: 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''.
* CreatorBreakdown: Richey Edwards, especially while writing the lyrics to ''The Holy Bible'' and ''Journal for Plague Lovers''.
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The anniversary editions of ''The Holy Bible'', ''Everything Must Go'' and ''Send Away The Tigers''.
** Also the book edition of ''Journal for Plague Lovers'' - the album, a CD of demos and alternate takes, and a book containing photos of the original lyrics and signed by all three remaining band members.
** The special edition of Greatest Hits collection ''Forever Delayed'' (2002) had a bonus CD of remixes.
** The limited edition of single collection ''National Treasures'' (2011) has a DVD with music videos for all 38 of the Manics' singles up till then, and a book containing photos of the band, mostly Richey-era.
** The limited edition box set reissue of ''Generation Terrorists'', which notably included an extra disc of previously unreleased demos. It was in such high demand that it sold out, and people were paying large amounts of money for it on Ebay. The band have thought about getting another pressing done.
** The deluxe edition of ''Resistance is Futile'' has a bonus CD of demos and bonus tracks and a book with photos of the band.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: James Dean Bradfield, after Creator/JamesDean. Allegedly his father wanted to name him Creator/ClintEastwood first, but his wife threatened to divorce him if he named their kid that.
* OldShame: 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...
* ThePeteBest: Miles 'Flicker' Woodward, their first bassist who left in 1988.
* ReclusiveArtist: Richey Edwards, where are you?
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally the band wanted Music/KylieMinogue to do vocals for "Little Baby Nothing", but she couldn't do it due to contractual reasons.
** Prior to his disappearance, Richey expressed a desire for the follow-up to ''The Holy Bible'' to be a Music/{{Pantera}} [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] Music/NineInchNails [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] [[Music/PrimalScream Screamadelica]] ConceptAlbum. Although James later expressed doubts over whether they would have done such a record.
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