PERFORMER: THE BEACH BOYS
ALBUM: GOOD VIBRATIONS
THE BOTTOM LINE: A historic five-CD retrospective restores the Beach Boys to their rightful place in the sun.
It has taken 26 years, but the Beach Boys have finally settled the score with Sergeant Pepper.
A little historical orientation: during the wild and heady days of Beatlemania, the premier rock group back in the U.S.A. was the Beach Boys. They were chart heavyweights but a little slight in the Serious Interest department: too light, too pop, too California. Then came Pet Sounds, a 1966 album that got glowing notices, heavy sales and...