Carman Homage - Our Turn Now

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This is an impromptu review in homage of Carman’s passing. For those who may not know who he is, he was a singer/songwriter/performer whose music was all over contemporary Christian radio in the 80’s & 90’s. He did many ballads, but also dabbled with rock & rap & even kids music. Many of his songs were stories put to music. To get a good overview of his more upbeat stuff from his extensive discography, check out the following songs & today’s SOTD: A Witch’s Invitation, The Champion, God’s Got an Army, Addicted to Jesus w/ DC Talk, Great God, Who’s in the House & Sunday School Rock. And btw, could the backing band & guest vocalist be from Petra?

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February 23, 2021 11:16 pm

I was never a Carman fan. I found his music cheesy, even when I was more into the CCM side of music, before the heavy stuff took hold. That being said, I still respected his work and his message, and the impact he had on so many souls. I remember he made a boxing movie, and I read at the time he used a Living Sacrifice song or two from The Hammering Process (the singing parts, as one would expect). That truly took me by surprise, and it gave me a newfound respect for his choice. You never would’ve seen… Read more »

February 23, 2021 5:02 pm

Sad to hear he’s gone, I just binged through a bunch of his music in January. “The Champion”, “Lazarus Come Forth”, “Mission 3:16”, “RIOT”, and “No Monsters” (nostalgia value from being young mostly) were my most iconic Carman songs. I didn’t realize until I listened recently how much his music had inspired what I appreciate in sound design.

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