The Struggling Efforts of My Boyish Tongue

by Mikey Iafrate

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My first release, originally on cassette, from 1998. This is very old. Recorded in college. Some songs date back to high school. Did I mention it is very old? Cassette is now, obviously, out of print.

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released January 1, 1998

committed to tape fall 96-winter 97 on will's yamaha multitracker at cole slaw labs, campion 368, except "fear" recorded at mikey's groovy underground labs on angie's stereo. mastered by mikey and dallas at the love lounge, cameron, wv. all songs written and performed by mikey iafrate. backing vocal on "sugarpush": dallas. packaging concerns: mikey. "the struggling efforts of my boyish tongue" comes from a poem by william cowper, i think.

cole slaw recordings #8
1998

audio mastered for cd in 1999 at mikey's groovy underground labs for the compilation cd "lovestruck rookie."

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M Iafrate (& The Priesthood) Wheeling, West Virginia

Michael Iafrate's contemplative song-explorations are enriched by his training as a theologian—asking more questions than providing answers, commingling the worlds of flesh and spirit, and holding received images and traditions up to the light in respect, playfulness, and negation. RIYL Jason Molina, Neil Young, classic R.E.M., Elliott Smith, Gillian Welch, Townes Van Zandt, and Elephant Micah. ... more

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