Beach Boys clones, and pretty good ones at that.
email@example.com | USA | 10/07/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Boys Next Door were occasionally called "The Beach Boys of the Midwest" and for good reason; they could sound spookily like the dysfunctional five. Even though they released singles between 1964-67, their early sound is rooted in the Beach Boys pre-1963 hot-rods and girls hits. (In fact, they even opened for the Beach Boys a couple of times on tour) But later on, their sound evolves into a more folk-rock "Byrds"-influenced jangle, and they have some very good songs on here, especially the excellent "Why Be Proud". These guys aren't on par with Brian Wilson, but they are certainly worth checking out for 60's pop fans."