We're coming up on the 10th anniversary of Rob Zombie's third studio album, Educated Horses. The album came out on March 28, 2006, and it appears to have reached number five on the Billboard 200, the Canadian Album charts and Top Internet albums charts.
When asked what the name of the album meant, Rob Zombie gave a rather interesting answer. "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."
The lead single came out on Valentine's Day 2006, and is called "Foxy Foxy." Its fairly catchy, and is about a girl that I'm assuming he wanted. It doesn't sound bad, but at the same time, it doesn't exactly stand out that much to me either.
For me, one of the stand out tracks is "The Scorpion Sleeps", which almost appears to be going through the day of a drug dealer, or maybe even an addict. I'm not sure exactly, but it sounds great, and definitely is attention grabbing.
Another track worth mentioning is "Let It All Bleed Out." Which I imagine would be fabulous live and a great way to hype up a crowd. Chances are, mosh pits would break out.
Over all, this album is okay. Definitely not his best worst, but its not terrible either. What do you think of this album? What do you think is his best work? Let us know!
After you do that, be sure to head over to Rob Zombie's official website to see everything he has going on. He has a tour coming up very shortly with Disturbed, along with many festivals, such as Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range, Rocklahoma and many more!
Full tour dates and festival appearances are on the website, along with pre-order information for his brand new album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser. The album comes out on April 29, just one day before all the festival fun begins!
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.