The Nobodys - Hollow

Tuesday 1st December 1998
The Nobodys - Hollow
The Nobodys - Hollow

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Here's a band that first came to my attention on the 'Mindy's Revenge' compilation of indie artists which Word put out a while ago. I'd enjoyed their previous album 'Songs From The Daily Grind' and eagerly looked forward to hearing 'Hollow'. I wasn't disappointed! Teaming up once more with veteran CCMer Randy Thomas, it was always going to be a classy indie release and right from the beginning with the acoustic intensity of "Start A Fire", this album goes for the kill! Featuring the band's trademark sounds of strong acoustic rock feel combined with a wall of tight harmonies, this is excellently produced and wonderfully performed. Scott Riggan's warm emotional vocals connect across the divide and there are a number of outstanding songs. I enjoyed the poppy "Talk About Love" and the rootsy passion of "I Need You". The album closes with the gentle and beautiful "Where Mercy Lives" and it's time to play this all over again! If you like OOTG, Chris Rice or Wilshire you'll love this. Listening to the quality of this, surely it can't be long before The Nobodys become somebodies!

This review was also published in CR54.

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Reader Comments

Posted by chuck schafer in shasta lake CA @ 01:16 on Mar 24 2014

I use to work at bethel church in Redding CA as janitor,
I was cleaning when I found the nobodys /hollow cd in the trash, it was in good condition, I played it and liked it a lot. I always wondered why it was thrown away, and why I never heard of the nobodys before.

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