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Rob Zombie Educated Horses Review

Album. Released 2006.  

BBC Review

I came thinking I'd be scared, I left thinking of Suzi Quatro.

Zoe Street 2006

On his third solo album White Zombie founder Rob Zombie offers some cleanly produced American rawk crossed with a fair dose of glam. I came thinking I'd be scared, I left thinking of Suzi Quatro.

"American Witch" is amusingly melodramatic with its Meatloaf-like heavy guitars and wailing. But then some welcome electronica attempts to bring the song up to date. "Seventeen Year Locust" trudges forth grungily, but despite the roaring effort going into the repeated bellow of the title, it's hard to discover what the song's about. The sitar solo rocks, though.

The menacing "100 Ways" is the album's highlight while the influence of Ozzy Osbourne and (shudder) Gary Glitter preside over "The Scorpion Sleeps" - with its double-tracked vocals and a thunking rhythm to stomp around to.

In places at least, Educated Horses is a surprising amount of fun.

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