Some-o-Dat, Carman's second release, shows the patterns that will plague the rest of his recordings. Clearly, his first concern is with the message and not the medium. The music is mediocre at best. His first song, "Bethlehem," attempts to invoke an Elvis feel, complete with screaming girls. The second track, "Overcoming Child," is Wayne Newton gone country. "The Master's Hand," "A Love As Yours," and "Just Believe" are overblown ballads, sometimes hardly even on key. "I'm Saved" laughably attempts a bit of disco-rap à la Blondie, and the last track, "I Praise You," is a twangy pseudo-country ballad. "God, God, God" is one of his first sermon songs, poking fun, a bit tactlessly, at Mormonism and Hare Krishnas. Carman might know what he wants to say, but this album says it all wrong.
AllMusic Review by Melinda Hill