* 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.
* CreatorBreakdown: Richey James, especially while writing the lyrics to ''The Holy Bible'' and ''Journal for Plague Lovers''.
* 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 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 {{Pantera}} [[XMeetsY meets]] NineInchNails [[XMeetsY meets]] [[PrimalScream Screamadelica]] ConceptAlbum. Although James later expressed doubts over whether they would have done such record.