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Educated Horses is Rob Zombie's first album of all new material in almost five years. Zombie explains,"After working almost non-stop for two years on The Devil's Rejects, I needed a break. So I gathered together the finest band I've ever worked with and headed back into the studio."Educated Horses was produced by Zombie and producer Scott Humphrey (Metallica, Motley Crue). Other musicians contributing to the CD are Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, Vandals) and Tommy Lee.

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''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:

<blockquote>"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."</blockquote> - Wikipedia

How the twisted exploitation revivalist behind The Devils Rejects finds time to whip out new platters is beyond us. Yet, here he is again, this time eschewing his techno/industrial fallbacks for straight-up, bare-bones metal. As for the title, we doubt its a response to Patti Smith, but a girl can dream, cant she?