Randy Franklin & The Sardines
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Randy Franklin & The Sardines

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Americana Classic Rock




"The latest reviews of Power Pop releases"

15 songs from North Carolina native Randy Franklin make up this solid effort, half of which were produced by the Spongetones’ Jamie Hoover, who also lends instrumental and vocal support. The first two (“Anywhere You Go” and “Constellation Prize”) are sturdy power pop, with Hoover’s musical imprint firmly stamped on both. “Even So” has a sweet, ‘70s singer/songwriter influence, and some “doo-doo-doo-doo-doo’s” that sound as if they’re on loan from Jay Ferguson’s ‘70s hit “Thunder Island”; “I’m Gonna Miss It” and “Cimarron” wouldn’t sound out of place on current country radio; and while the remake of “Wake Up Little Susie” may not be completely necessary, it’s well-executed and makes sense in the context of the album. Two other covers shine brightly: Jill Sobule’s “I Kissed a Girl” is transformed into a rousing party anthem with a cute little surprise cameo at the finish; and a lovely duet between Franklin and vocalist Tiffany Ashton on Tom Petty’s “Walls (No. 3)” closes out the album on a high note. Grade: B - Goldmine Magazine


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Randy Franklin & The Sardines are a high energy Americana / Classic Rock band based out of their hometown Charlotte, NC. The band features talented road veteran musicians that perform crowd pleasing classic rock mixed with original Americana style songs written by band leader Randy Franklin.

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