As I've probably mentioned before, there are perfect pop records, and then there are Perfect Pop Records.
From 1996 and his fabulous solo album Times Like This, please enjoy ex-replacement Replacement and genuine Northwest rock legend Slim Dunlap and his grunge-pop reimagining of Todd Rundgren's "We Gotta Get You a Woman." The incomparable "Girlfriend," which for my money is one of those aforementioned Perfect Pop Records.
You know what to do -- just press the play button below.
Seriously, this one has it all -- a chorus/riff worthy of Buddy Holly, a vocal performance that's like a guileless version of the sly cackle animating Levon Helm's best work with The Band, an overlay of noise guitar on a three chord pop tune that somehow works even though it shouldn't, and a lyric with a heart as big as all outdoors.
Oh, and the whole thing clocks in at a breathless, miraculous one minute and fifty-nine seconds.
You can download it HERE; as always, if the authorization has expired blah blah blah e-mail me. Conversely, I am informed it's possible to download it from the divShare link up top, and their authorizations apparently do not expire, so take your pick.