I was trying to learn Here Comes a Regular recently and while the chords are easy, there was something I was missing besides it being capo'd. I brought it to my guitar teacher, along with a couple Westerberg solo songs. Turns out I was missing a constant pinky on the high E string that runs through the song.
My guitar teacher is former mgr of famous record store Down Home Music and writes online guitar stuff. He knows his stuff. http://www.there1.com/browse_articles.php?action=view_record&idnum=115
He's 50 something and he was blown away by Westerberg when he heard them with me. He said he remembered that when Counting Crows came out, some critics touted them as the new Band. He said he never saw it, but when he heard Westerberg and The Replacements, he noted how this was a guy who has "it" and is much more authentically rock & roll.
Some of their songs are brawling throwaways, but their best songs are the best songs ever written---Westerberg (and band0 are angry, fragile, hurt and reflective of what everyman feels but cannot articulate. Like Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams plays.
Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good. . .