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Living in My Shadow

by The Reform

Recently aired on the new hit series The Carrie Diaries on the CW network. Seminal 80s track from one of the best original bands out of Carbondale, IL: The Reform!
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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From its opening splash of jangly, chorused guitar and "ooohh oohhh" falsetto hook, Living In My Shadow is a fine example of what made The Reform one of the most promising original acts out of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, during the 80s. A recent inclusion on the soundtrack to the CW network TV show "The Carrie Diaries" has stirred interest in the Reform again. The introspective yet hopeful call to arms vocal of 'Shadow' suggests a sound that lead singer and chief songwriter Eric Howell would later perfect with the release of his 2008 debut solo album Greatest Hitch! Vol. One. In addition to Howell's way with a hook, The Reform featured a collective of dynamic songwriters in the white hot guitar licks and duel harmony singing of John Riley, bass player and wordsmith Mike Waggoner, the quirky, Robyn Hitchcock-type subject matter in songs by drummer/singer Leroy Jones, and later, Waggoner's brother Brian replacing Riley with Peter Buck meets Rick Nielson-esque lead guitar styles. In the context of the times The Reform was poised to proceed along with the ranks of The Replacements, R.E.M., The Connells and The Gin Blossoms...but it never happened. And although its inclusion on 'The Carrie Diaries' was largely background music to set the scene, it's as good a time as any to break this powerful song out of the shadows more than twenty five years after it was recorded.
~ J.R. Jordash



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