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.
Educated Horses can be described as Rob 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". Rob's vocals are less gruff on this album; instead he sings in a more sensual manner. "Foxy Foxy" is the most "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.
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 debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, Rob Zombie's highest chart position since Hellbilly Deluxe in 1998. The album has been certified gold.
The album debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200, 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. Several months after release, the album was certified Gold for sales of 500,000 copies.
Album - Billboard (North America)
|2006||The Billboard 200||5|
|2006||Top Canadian Albums||5|
|2006||Top Internet Albums||5|
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|2006||"Foxy Foxy"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||8|
|2006||"Foxy Foxy"||Modern Rock Tracks||26|
|2006||"American Witch"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||12|
|2006||"American Witch"||Modern Rock Tracks||32|
|2006||"Let It All Bleed Out"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||29|