• The Monkees were thrown together and The Beach Boys made Pet Sounds.
  • Beach Boys
  • The Beach Boys, because to my knowledge they actually played their own instruments and wrote their own songs
  • I don't think any one band sums the sixties up, and there are elements of 1960's culture that neither of these bands touch on. However, I do think that the Monkees catalogued a more eclectic body of work; whether or not there was any artistic integrity behind it on their part is debatable. This may be my personal bias being reflected here, but I think of the Beach Boys as being very much a one-trick pony.
  • The Monkees imo.
  • I don't think you're going to get any takers for the Monkees. They were the first manufactured "band", brought together for a TV show. There are lots of manufactured bands now, but the Monkees were unique in their time, only for that reason though. Their music was also highly derivative and lacked any originality. The obvious and only answer is The Beach Boys, who were the antithesis of everything I've just said about the Monkees.
  • the monkeys might not have written their own songs and could only just play the instruments(reminds me of a hell of a lot of new bands today..without electronic's they would be useless)BUT they had some very well crafted songs .... now the beach boys were lucky that they had a genius in brian wilson and a very good production team and the b/boys made 'pet sounds', before that they sounded very much like any other surf group(jan&dean etc).... so will it be surf or bubble gum ????????...... monkeys ...just
  • The Beach Boys.
  • I lived through the 60s and it cannot be reduced to any single band. Both were popular and reflected different aspects of the culture. But so did The Rascals, The Turtles, Vanilla Fudge, The Grassroots, Cowsills, Spanky, Jefferson Airplane (later Starship), and other groups. And some were not groups at all. Like Bob Dylan and Judy Collins. Or more traditional type singing like Jerry Vale and Frank Sinatra. And Motown acts were popular as well reflecting a different urban ghetto background.
  • The Beach Boys, I should imagine.
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