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The Beach Boys, going into the sunset, look back on years of harmony and heartache in documentary

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By ANDREW DALTON

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Overrated!!!!...

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Overrated!!!!...

the Smile Sessions is the best piece of music to ever have been recorded. Your take on music is just as bad as your opinions on global politics

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I liked the Beach Boys somewhat, but I could only listen to 2, maybe 3 songs at a time. They had that sound; but all of their recordings had that sound. The 4 Seasons were the same. Good sound. Same sound every time. Both had a good sound but after listening to a few songs I had to turn on something more substantial. I liked them fine. Then I needed some jazz or another group that often didn't sound the same all the time.

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TokyoLivingToday  12:42 am JST

Overrated!!!!...

Far from it. They are as essential as the Rolling Stones, Ramones, Motorhead, Kraftwerk, U2 (I've seen all these acts, incl. the Beach Boys) as well as Roxy Music, David Bowie, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Beatles and Prince.

Beach Boy harmonizing has made a huge impact on bands of various genres. Don't believe me? Listen to some of those YES records. Yes, even a prog band has been influenced by the Beach Boys!

And the Beach Boys influenced psychedelic rock and even punk. Their shows in California draw in the whole spectrum - every race/color/ethnicity/musical taste/style/genre fan/culture/you name it. That band IS California.

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