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R.E.M.: 'So. Central Rain'

Johnny Black, Blender, June 2002

It's 1984, and America's in thrall to Valley Girls, Day-Glo socks and 'Billie Jean'. Is this really the best time for a jangly Georgia folk-rock number with a mumbling singer? R.E.M. think so.

Total word count of piece: 986


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