Human Conflict Number Five
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Human Conflict Number Five
Human Conflict Number Five
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RecordedState University of New York, Fredonia, March 1982
LabelChristian Burial Music, Mark[1] Press[2]
Producer10,000 Maniacs
10,000 Maniacs chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[3]

Human Conflict Number Five is the debut EP by 10,000 Maniacs. It was released in 1982 on their Christian Burial Music label.

Track listing

  1. "Tension" (Natalie Merchant, John Lombardo) - 3:18
  2. "Planned Obsolescence" (Dennis Drew, Merchant) - 4:22
  3. "Orange" (Merchant, Lombardo) - 2:24
  4. "Groove Dub" (Merchant, Lombardo) - 3:20
  5. "Anthem for Doomed Youth" (Wilfred Owen, Lombardo) - 2:44


  • Natalie Merchant - lead vocals, backing vocals on "Anthem for Doomed Youth"
  • John Lombardo - rhythm and bass guitar, lead vocals on "Anthem for Doomed Youth"
  • Robert Buck - lead guitar, synthesizer
  • Steven Gustafson - bass guitar
  • Dennis Drew - Fender Contempo Organ


  • Jim Foti - drums

Credit variations

When this EP was initially issued in the US in 1982, Robert Buck was billed as Norman Buck, and Robert Wachter (drums) was listed and pictured as a full band member in the credits, though he did not play on this recording.

For the 1984 UK issue, John Lombardo was billed as J.C. Lombardo, and Jerry Augustyniak (drums) was listed as a full band member in the credits, though, like Wachter, he did not play on this recording.


  1. ^ "Human Conflict Number 5 - 10,000 Maniacs : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "10,000 Maniacs - Human Conflict Number Five (Vinyl) at Discogs". 13 September 2011. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 807. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.

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