The Sunrays

Andrea

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The only album ever released by the Sunrays includes their three major hits -- the excellent "I Live for the Sun," "Andrea," and "Still" -- plus nine songs of occasionally pleasant period filler. As produced by Beach Boys patriarch Murry Wilson, the group's bright harmonies and productions were quite solid, though they obviously lacked the range and talent of Brian and Carl Wilson. Apart from the knee-jerk association to the Beach Boys, the Sunrays compare best to the sunny pop of the Association or the Mamas & the Papas. Though only one tune here -- the terribly cloying "A Little Dog and His Boy" -- is downright inferior, the rest of the non-hits float by unremarkably.

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