So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)

"So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M. It was released in May 1984 as the first single from the group's second studio album Reckoning.

"So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"
Single by R.E.M.
from the album Reckoning
B-side"Walters [sic] Theme; "King of the Road"; "Voice of Harold"; "Pale Blue Eyes"
ReleasedMay 15, 1984
Recorded1983
Genre
Length3:11
LabelI.R.S.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
R.E.M. singles chronology
"Talk About the Passion"
(1983)
"So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"
(1984)
"(Don't Go Back To) Rockville"
(1984)

R.E.M. performed a rough version of the song on the NBC television show Late Night with David Letterman on October 6, 1983—before the song had a title—in what was the band's first U.S. network television appearance.[3]

Thom Yorke, of Radiohead, has commented that So. Central Rain is his favourite R.E.M. song.[4]