I've always thought the Beach Boys in their prime were better than the Beatles. Brian Wilson was, and probably still is , genious.
John Lennon and George Harrison made the beatles genious. Paul was, and probably still is a, fag.
I don't know if I'd go that far Mike (though I know you're not a Beatles fan), but the Beach Boys were very important in the evolution of pop music. Brian Wilson deserves all the genius talk he gets. As for the Beatles, they knew all-to-well how good the Beach Boys were. Back in the USSR is an Ode to the Beach Boys.