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  • Broken Base: Guitarist Scott Kerr departed after Quantity is Job 1. During his time with the band, Scott wrote or co-wrote the music to all but two of their songs. Consequently, there's a subtle (or not-so-subtle) difference in the songwriting of the early albums versus the post-Scott albums, and no real agreement among fans about which are better. But as of 2011, Scott is back in the band to replace Keith.
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  • Face of the Band: Happened in spite of the band's best efforts to make sure they were all credited equally. Sort of inevitable—only the devoted fans could possibly remember the names of all eight members. Every fan could name Reese Roper, many fans could name Jeff the Girl (because she was hot) and Brad (because of the vinyl and song with his name on them), but few could name any others. In an attempt to avert this (and because he felt it was just egocentric in general), Reese consistently refused to sign autographs for fans.
  • Heartwarming Moments: As mentioned in Audience Participation Song, the first stanza of Handbook for the Sellout is sung by the audience. In most of the live recordings, this is a barely-audible shouting. In the recording of their last concert, though... you could hear every last voice, clearly yelling along to a dearly-loved song by a band that, after that night, was no longer together.
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  • Nightmare Fuel: The bridge of "Giants" features a monologue by a Creepy Child:
    This house is haunted by the ghost of Adam Smith,
    The Wealth of Nations and the further death of innocence.
    To rule the world, the desire of every man,
    The earth is shaking,
    There are giants in the land.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The last couple tracks on The End Is Here.
    • "World Without End" isn't particularly sad-sounding, but the lyrics on the other hand...try listening to it ever again without choking up just a little. Especially the live version from The End is Here. Tears will ensue.


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