This Seems Like an Appropriate Time to Watch Paul Westerberg Cover “Daydream Believer”

02/29/2012 3:30 PM |

Back in the heady days of Napster, circa 1999, I somehow acquired an MP3 of Paul Westerberg covering Monkees classic “Daydream Believer,” and because my rockist tendencies run mad deep and my authenticity sensor is perhaps slightly over-engaged, it was only then that I realized just how plainly enjoyable the Monkees were. There wasn’t so much as a hint of irony in Westerberg’s cover, just as there’s not in the joyful performance of it above. (Also, I think that’s Rhett Miller joining him on guitar and throwing his hair around?) Anyway, RIP Davy Jones.