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Speak For You

by SkinnerRat

Hard rock with melodic themes and cerebral, heavy lyrics, glazed with a touch of metal
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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1. Tools of the Trade
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2. Speak for You
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5:49 $0.99
3. Playgrounds Turning Red
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4. Poison in the Poppies
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5. Last Night We Danced
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6. Tache Noire
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7. Road Dawg
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8. No Tears for the Klown
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9. Reachin for Rainbows
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10. Livin by the Sword
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11. Elysian Fields
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12. Desert Rain
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Album Notes
SKINNERRAT is a virtual recording project created by Dr. Gary D. Telgenhoff a real-life forensic pathologist (medical examiner). The title song of his first album, SPEAK FOR YOU has been featured on the CBS hit TV drama CSI. All of the songs on the first album are about what he does and what he sees in the autopsy room, with a little politics and social commentary thrown in. Dr. Telgenhoff is first and foremost a rock musician heavily influenced by Classic Rock bands such as Blue Oyster Cult, Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons, Ozzy Ozbourne, Peter Gabriel and Don Henley.

He is primarily a lyricist and drummer, but performs all of the instrumentation and vocals on the first album, with some contributions from others. The next album is already underway and will feature classic rock guitar heavyweight DICK WAGNER formerly of Alice Cooper, and Lou Reed and writer, guitarist, vocalist, producer for Meatloaf, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Aerosmith, Burton Cummings, and Air Supply to name only some.

WAGNER recently commented on Telgenhoff's first album by saying " . . . . Rob Zombie gets an Autopsy!" He also praised the lyrics as "heavy" and "dark;" a real compliment coming from one who wrote most of Alice Cooper's hits!! In addition, Stephan Williams formerly of GREAT WHITE has agreed to put parts on the next album. Dr. Telgenhoff performs between 350 and 400 autopsies a year and sees a total of 1000 bodies. In a town like Las Vegas his job security is a given. He seeks refuge and release in his digital studio. The result can be heard on this first album. He has already written the next 4 CDs. THIS AIN'T NO DANCE MUSIC!!! INTELLECT, SOCIAL CONSCIENCE AND IMAGINATION ARE REQUIRED.

For further information on DrT and SKINNERRAT check out the website at


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Steve Payne

This is some really great new music. Reminiscent of the 70s and 80s hard rock.
Now this is some fantastic music! Subperb writing and production. The subject matter of the material is fodder for the thinking person. The guitar lead on track 10 is AWESOME!!! Sounds like Ozzie's guitarist.
Telgenhoff is an obvious genious. I am surprised that he is not on mainstream FM radio.

Keith Larson

Wonderfully demonic. The younger generation will appretiate the story.


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I LOVE the song, Speak for You, my all time favorite. Right at the this moment, CSI is on and that song is playing. Wished they played it longer and glad that they gave you credit! Hey Gary, next time you see Gerry C., tell him I said hi, he's the one that turned me onto your website. Enjoy S~ =)


I first heard this on CSI, one of my favorite shows. Considering the subject matter, and the fact that I'm an Alice Cooper fan, I gave the CD a try. Excellent - reminds me of the great heavy 70's music (before they started putting all those useless "metal" tags on everything that was harder than Pink Floyd). Heavy bass, heavy subject matter - a perfect mesh. Hey, Doc - why don't you write a book about your rock'n roll forensic pathology? I, for one, would devour it like a maggot on a corpse...