1. Personal Jesus (hear clip / hear song)
2. Knockin' on the Door (hear clip)
3. Dead Yuppies on the Highway (
hear clip / hear song)
4. Jamie Says (hear clip)
5. Gunfire in the Distance (hear clip)
6. Blood on Their
Hands (hear clip / hear song)
7. You Don't Care No More (hear clip)
8. Alice Linz (hear clip)
9. Lonesome Town (hear clip)
10. Dreams that Can't be Found (hear clip)
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From nyrock.com (May 1999)
Robert Jackson, Personal Jesus (© AIF Records)
Although he has an attractive and tuneful baritone voice, Robert Jackson claims his songwriting comes first. An ASCAP award-winning singer, songwriter and musician who hails from Westchester, NY, Jackson's second national release, Personal JEsus, features songs such as "Dead Yuppies on the Highway," "Gunfire in the Distance," and "Blood on Their Hands," not to mention lyrics such as "I stuck my hand in a fireplace," "I walked onto the roof to jump," and "Don't care for the human race." Don't mistake Jackson for a suicidal mass murderer though, because when given a good listen, you'll find his sardonic lyrics are actually quite thought provoking on social, political, and biblical levels. Shades of Iggy Pop and Lou Reed can be heard throughout this loud and proud, hard rockin' release.
From Fright X (December 1998)
* * * * (Amazing)
From International Music Promotions Album Review (May 1999)
By ROBERT JACKSON
FORMAT: ALBUM CD
PERSONAL JESUS is the album from Robert Jackson who is based in Westchester County NY, USA. The album was produced by two major label producers and also features two members of Suzanne Vega's band. Robert Jackson is an excellent singer who as won the ASCAP award. His music has been heard on United Airlines and appeared in the French Charts. PERSONAL JESUS is very good all original material and well put together. All in all try it you might be surprised. RATING: 7/10.
From Rockpile (October 1998)
Robert Jackson's songs are upbeat, driving
rock with a charm all their own. Songs like "Jamie Says" and the title track
convey Jackson's concept of an infectious hook very well. Lyrically, Jackson
isn't afraid of stirring up a little controversy, as songs like "Blood On Their
Hands" proves. The material on Personal Jesus ends up being diverse and
unpredictable. What is consistent, though, is Jackson's energetic, upbeat
approach, an aspect sure to lure the listener back again. (PO BOX 691
Mamaroneck, NY 10543)
From Rhythm and News (February 1999)
*** (out of five)
From the title track's heavy drum intro, to the socially conscious and often-sarcastic lyrics, to top production, it appears that Robert Jackson is hitting his musical stride with his latest release, "Personal Jesus," a highly eclectic collection of original songs on AIF Records.
Eclectic is the key word, as there are a lot of different styles represented here, making the CD both an easy and difficult listen depending on who the listener is.
On the one hand, the musically adventurous--those who need some spice in their audio food--will thrill to Jackson's forays into heavy metal, surf, grunge and various tips of his crown to pop and more commercially viable styles.
For those with a more conservative palette, the disc is worth a spin, and that's due to the high quality of the production.
"Personal Jesus" was recorded at Bearsville Studios. Producers Scott Matthews and John Wonderling, though involved with Jackson at different times and on opposite coasts, appear to be on the same wavelength which makes for a sonically consistent CD.
High points include "Dead Yuppies on the Highway," "Gunfire in the Distance," "Dreams That Can't Be Found" and the title track.
For more information, write to AIF Records, PO Box 691, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.
-George A. Fletcher
From Music Connection (August 31, 1998)
While Robert Jackson may not be much of a
rock vocalist in the traditional sense of the word, since he spends most of his
time talk-singing, the songs that he writes are strong and his band rocks, not
unlike what you might get by sticking Lou Reed in front of a Southern California
rock band from the Seventies. This is not to say that Jackson can't be
captivating as a vocalist, although it's obvious that his strengths lie in his
songwriting skills, which should be of great interest to publishers.
From Emperor Multimedia
Personal Jesus: This solo effort by Robert JAckson is a hip and rocking CD that mixes pop with a hard rock beat. The songs express feelings that probably most of us feel from time to time, the title track Personal JEsus especially. The almost punk-like Dead Yuppies on the HIghway follows this theme and Alice Linz is a great track. This CD is a great effort and very professionally done. GET IT!
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