I was crazy for the Beatles in my high school years. Maybe my own personal British invasion? I still credit them with opening my mind to artistic & experimental music. I went through a Beach Boys phase in my early teens, but move on. I considered them a niche group and one-dimensional bubble gum pop. Cars & girls...yeah, we get it...... But lately, I've been exploring some deeper Beach Boys tracks and some Brian Wilson works. I'm getting blown away by the masterpieces I'm discovering. So melodic, intimate, artistic, original, slightly trippy without being overtly so. I've read that Brian Wilson was stressed and neurotic about not being recognized as being on par with the Beatles. ( I'm sure the drugs had nothing to do with that ) A shame, though. I was wondering where AK stands on Beatles vs. Beach Boys.