Educated Horses

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Educated Horses
Rob Zombie Educated Horses.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 28, 2006 (2006-03-28)
Recorded2005 at The Chop Shop in Hollywood, CA
GenreIndustrial metal, alternative metal
ProducerScott Humphrey, Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie chronology
Past, Present & Future
Educated Horses
The Best of Rob Zombie
Singles from Educated Horses
  1. "Foxy Foxy"
    Released: February 14, 2006
  2. "American Witch"
    Released: 2006
  3. "Let It All Bleed Out"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly(C+)[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

Educated Horses is the third studio album by American musician Rob Zombie, released on March 28, 2006, by Geffen. A streaming "listening party" was held on starting March 22, 2006, which caused advance copies to spread throughout P2P software programs. It is the first album to feature guitarist John 5 and drummer Tommy Clufetos, and the last to feature bassist Blasko.

In response to questions about what the album's title means, Rob Zombie said:

"It was a weird kind of phrase, like, that I remembered as something as a kid. You know, my parents, my grandparents, my aunts and uncles, the whole family, were involved in carnival business and, like, circus business, so as a kid, we would get dragged to these things, and we'd have to spend all this time there. And that was just one of the attractions I remember, what they would call the trained animals, you know, educated horses."


Educated Horses can be described as Zombie's most experimental album to date. Writing for Rob Zombie for the first time, John 5 experimented with a number of acoustics, which can be heard on tracks such as "Sawdust in the Blood" and "Death of It All". Yet the album still contains his signature horror tastes. "17 Year Locust" and "The Scorpion Sleeps" were both written about creepy-crawlies.

Rob Zombie has stated that the album had influences from glam rock artists like Slade, T. Rex, and Gary Glitter.[4]


The album debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200, Zombie's highest chart position since Hellbilly Deluxe, selling about 120,000 copies in its first week. It also debuted at number one on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart.[5] In its second week it dropped to number fourteen, selling a further 46,720 copies.[6]

The song "The Lords of Salem" was nominated for the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance of 2008.[7]

Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone magazine had this to say:

Music videos[edit]

Zombie directed music videos for "Foxy Foxy" and "American Witch". Artist and animator David Hartman created two animated music videos, for "American Witch" and "The Lords of Salem".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Rob Zombie, John 5 and Scott Humphrey unless otherwise noted.

1."Sawdust in the Blood" 1:22
2."American Witch" 3:47
3."Foxy Foxy"Zombie, Humphrey3:28
4."17 Year Locust" 4:06
5."The Scorpion Sleeps" 3:38
6."100 Ways" 1:53
7."Let It All Bleed Out"Zombie, Humphrey4:09
8."Death of It All" 4:22
9."Ride" 3:32
10."The Devil's Rejects" 3:54
11."The Lords of Salem" 4:13
Total length:38:25



Recording & Other

  • Scott Humphrey – producer, mixing
  • Rob Zombie – producer
  • Tom Baker – mastering
  • Chris Baseford – engineer
  • Todd Harapiak – assistant engineer
  • Will Thompson – assistant engineer

Art & Design

  • Rob Zombie – art direction, package design, additional photos
  • Kristin Burns – photos
  • Drew Fitgerald – art direction

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
The Billboard 200 5
Canadian Albums Chart 5
Top Internet Albums 5
Song Chart (2006) Peak
"Foxy Foxy" Mainstream Rock Tracks 8
Modern Rock Tracks 26
"American Witch" Mainstream Rock Tracks 12
Modern Rock Tracks 32
"Let It All Bleed Out" Mainstream Rock Tracks 29


  1. ^ "Educated Horses - Rob Zombie". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Collis, Clark (March 27, 2006). "Educated Horses Review". Entertainment Weekly.
  3. ^ Hoard, Christian (April 5, 2006). "Rob Zombie: Educated Horses : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 9, 2006. Retrieved April 22, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "70's, 80's & 90's Classic Rock, Soul & Pop Music Videos | VH1". VH1 Classic. Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2012-02-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ Katie Hasty, "T.I. Rules As 'King' Of Album Chart",, April 5, 2006.
  6. ^ Soundscan, "Soundscan / Billboard Top 200 Albums 04.12.06",, April 14, 2006.
  7. ^ 2009 Hard Rock nominees
  8. ^ Rolling Stone (2006-04-05). "Educated Horses review". Wenner Media. Archived from the original on 2007-11-03. Retrieved 2006-04-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)