Broken Base: There is a massive amount of disagreement between fans about which songs and albums are works of genius and which are indisputable proof that the Manics should have broken up after their first album/after Richey left/after Everything Must Go and many other things besides.This extremely long thread on a fansite is testament to these many disagreements.
Creator Worship: Richey to the point of absurdity, Nicky to a lesser degree.
First Installment Wins: Many consider the Generation Terrorists album and era to be the band's most exciting period, although some reserve this for The Holy Bible.
"Some Japanese promoter was trying to sue us cause we cancelled a tour, and we were going 'well how do you expect us to come when he's missing', and he's going 'ah, but I lose honor!', you know, and I was like 'I don't fucking care about your honor!'"
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The Manics are quite popular in Thailand. Interestingly, James Dean Bradfield once proclaimed that Generation Terrorists would sell sixteen million copies around the world, "from Bangkok to Senegal".