The band are unhappy with how their second album, Music for Pleasure, came out.
Dave Vanian objected to Rat Scabies releasing Not of this Earth, and several people aren't sure if it should be counted as a Damned album. According to Monty Oxy Moron, when a fan brought a copy of Not of This Earth to have it signed, Patricia Morrison wrote "This is not a Damned album" all over it.
Credits Gag: "The History of the World (Part 1)" was labeled as "Overproduced by Hans Zimmer" on the original album cover for The Black Album.
Album producer Nick Mason is often blamed for Music for Pleasure coming out as weak as it did. Captain Sensible in particular hates the cleanness and the chorus effects Mason added. However it has also been reported that Mason simply wasn't very interested in the recording of the album.
Producer Jon Kelly wanted Anything to follow the Gothic feel that won the band some success with Phantasmagoria. The band wanted a more Psychedelic Rock style. Plenty of confusion resulted.