|Studio album by Rob Zombie|
|Released||March 28, 2006|
|Recorded||2006 at The Chop Shop in Hollywood, CA|
|Genre||Heavy metal, industrial metal, alternative metal, groove metal|
|Producer||Scott Humphrey, Rob Zombie|
|Rob Zombie chronology|
|Singles from Educated Horses|
Educated Horses is the third album by Rob Zombie, released on March 28, 2006. A streaming "listening party" was held on MP3.com starting March 22, 2006, which caused advance copies to spread throughout P2P software programs.
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."
It is long-time Rob Zombie bassist Rob Blasko's final album with the band.
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". "Foxy Foxy" is the most mainstream and "party-going" song that he has written yet, and its music video shows many attractive girls, including his wife Sheri Moon, dancing to the song. Yet the album still contains his signature horror tastes. "17 Year Locust" and "The Scorpion Sleeps" were both written about creepy-crawlies.
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. In its second week it dropped to number fourteen, selling a further 46,720 copies.
Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone magazine had this to say:
|“||A handful of cuts are too long on sludgy instrumental grooves, but whether Zombie is out-Trent Reznoring Trent Reznor on the sitar-laden grindfest "17 Year Locust" or spitting fire amid the apocalyptic blues riffs of "The Devil's Rejects," he sounds like a gifted schlockmeister that Strokes fans can enjoy. Or at least tolerate.||”|
|1.||"Sawdust in the Blood"||1:22|
|3.||"Foxy Foxy"||Zombie, Humphrey||3:28|
|4.||"17 Year Locust"||4:06|
|5.||"The Scorpion Sleeps"||3:38|
|7.||"Let It All Bleed Out"||Zombie, Humphrey||4:09|
|8.||"Death of It All"||4:22|
|10.||"The Devil's Rejects"||3:54|
|11.||"The Lords of Salem"||4:13|
- Rob Zombie – vocals, lyrics
- John 5 – guitars, additional bass, background vocals
- Blasko – bass, background vocals
- Tommy Clufetos – drums, background vocals
- Scott Humphrey – additional guitars, additional bass, background vocals
- Tommy Lee – additional drums
- Josh Freese – additional drums
- Audrey Wiechman – background vocals
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
|The Billboard 200||5|
|Canadian Albums Chart||5|
|Top Internet Albums||5|
|"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|
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- Grammy.com: 2009 Hard Rock nominees
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