Jump to content

Tom DeLuca - Street Rock


Recommended Posts



From MelodicRock Classics:

MelodicRock Classics is excited to announce that Tom DeLuca's long lost second studio album has been liberated from the vaults.

DeLuca’s acclaimed cult favorite debut ‘Down To The Wire’ was released by Epic Records in 1986. He was also signed with MCA Music (Universal) as a songwriter and was working on his next album for Epic when the label went through a mass firing of staff, including his A&R person. That label restructure quashed any hope for a second album. As often happens, tracks were leaked and pirated over the years, some incorrectly titled and others with poor audio quality. For the first time, DeLuca now delivers the ‘official’ second album ‘Street Rock’, correctly marked and in the original intended sequence.

Two additional bonus tracks have been added - the anthemic rocker “Take It Like A Man” and DeLuca’s original version of “Satisfied Man,” a hit he co-wrote for Southern rock band Molly Hatchet.

Tom DeLuca: “When MelodicRock Classics contacted me about releasing songs I recorded years ago but had never released, it came out of the blue. These are songs that had special meaning to me at different phases of my life, but I never expected them to be heard. I hope the listener will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing and recording them.”

Tom Deluca is an American songwriter who started his career in Nashville, TN. Born in Pittsburgh but growing up in South Florida, he moved to Nashville in his early 20s, and within two years had his first publishing deal. He moved to Los Angeles in the 90’s when he was signed by Epic Records as a solo artist and still resides there today. In 1986, Tom’s first album called ‘Down To The Wire’ was recorded in London and produced by James Guthrie (Pink Floyd). Deluca produced or co-produced ‘Street Rock’, with the exception of “Satisfied Man” which was produced by Terry Manning (ZZ Top, Lenny Kravitz).

As a songwriter, DeLuca has enjoyed success with a number of cuts including "Man Alive" (Diesel), "Bound For Glory” (Angry Anderson), "Down By The River" (Meredith Brooks), "Are You Satisfied” (Jon Stevens), "Heart Over Mind” (Jennifer Rush), "Women In Chains” (Joe Perry), “Guilty” (Tora Tora), “Zone” (Southern Sons), "Chance Of A Lifetime" (Micky Dolenz of the Monkees), "Satisfied Man" (Molly Hatchet) and "Son Of Detroit” (Kid Rock /David Alan Coe). Other songs have been covered by James Christian, Aldo Nova, Joanna Dean, Steelhouse Lane, Paul Dean and Gary Richrath.

‘Street Rock’ will be released by MelodicRock Classics on CD & Digital March 25, with Pre-Orders and Advance Digital Audio available in February.


Track Listing:

01. Can’t Get Enough of You

02. Even The Strongest Heart

03. Still I Wanna Fall

04. You’re My Religion

05. Remnants of Yesterday (Instrumental)

06. Shotgun Wedding

07. Only The Young

08. Never Let Me Know

09. Think It Over

10. Don’t Talk About Love

Bonus Tracks:

11. Take It Like A Man

12. Satisfied Man



Edited by Stefan
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 4 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 3 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Posts

    • I dig the new tune!  Honestly, might be my favorite yet from these guys. I like that this kind of gets away from the  Bon Jovi Country vibe they sometimes had on the debut.  For me, this has a fresh, big sound to it.   Will have the new one on my radar.
    • 3rd single... Love It   
    • New video for 'Dance'.    
    • Vandenberg - Sin Chicago - The Chicago Story (2 CD) Megadeth - So Far, So Good, So What? (Expanded) The Allman Betts Band - Down to the River Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out (Remaster) Buckingham & McVie - S/T Michael Hutchence - S/T Roxy Music - Stranded (Remaster) Echo & the Bunnymen - Reverberation  Echo & the Bunnymen - Evergreen (Expanded)
    • After releasing two albums with AOR/Melodic Rock band Streets, ”1st” (1983) and ”Crimes In Mind” (1985), lead singer and keyboardist Steve Walsh returned to Kansas, to revive the band along with original members Phil Ehart (drums) and Rich Williams (Guitar). Furthermore, the lineup was completed by the addition of bassist Billy Greer (from Streets) and young, promising, former Dixie Dregs guitar man Steve Morse, who also contributed with composing skills and backing vocals. Eventually, the group’s ”Power” album was released in November of 1986, rather much to the vintage Kansas and Prog Rock purists dismissal, as I recall it. The heavier sound/direction and absence of violinist Robby Steinhardt, songwriter/keyboardist/guitarist Kerry Livgren and bassist Dave Hope were all contributing factors to the disapproval, it seems. However, mentioned ”Power” should perhaps instead be judged on its own merits, as it is what it is. Put out in a time when commercial Melodic Hardrock was very much in fashion, with FM rock radio and MTV as ever the important ingredients of daily life. In the end, the album actually landed at a respectable No. 35 on the Billboard chart, while the single/ballad ”All I Wanted” eventually rose to an even more impressive No. 19. Review by Thomas McFapperson 2024.        
    • They have a real knack for writing (and producing!) songs that could be featured in '80s coming of age films and I mean that in the most complimentary way possible. Really putting the retro in retrowave 
    • Gonna post this as just recently discovered them, and loving what they do. I know most here wont care due to not being their style or not singing in English, but as a Band Maid fan, this shit is right up my street. They are a South Korean band. Posting two songs. One original and one a cover (Maneskin, a band I dont really care about) which is kinda impressive seeing as the song is in Italian, a language they don't speak ha ha  
    • Autumn's Child - Zenith Nergard - Eternal White Winter's Verge - The Ballad Of James Tig Secret Rule - The Key To The World Alcyona - Trailblazer InterCore - Dreams For Sale Beneath My Sins - I Decide Ghostreaper - Straight Out Of Hell Voodoma - Hellbound Voodoma - Gotland Rachel Mother Goose - Synra Bansho Saeko - Holy Are We Alone Angelwings - Primordium Angelwings - The Edge Of Innocence Season Of Dreams - Heroes Season Of Dreams - My Shelter My Refuge - The Anger Is Never Over Crystallion - Head Or Tails Tragedian - Seven Dimensions Squealer - Insanity Squealer - Behind Closed Doors Operus - Score Of Nightmares Asgard - Ragnarøkkr Ani Lo. Projekt - A Time Called Forever Elegy Of Madness - Invisible World Crusade Of Bards - Tales Of Bards & Beasts Tarchon Fist - Apocalypse Born Again - True Heavy Nation ONCE - After Earth Crystal Tears - Decadence Deluxe Squealer - Behind Closed Doors Voodoma - Gotland Darkest Sins – The Broken Bad Sister - Out Of The Business + 1 (reissue) Bai Bang - Sha Na Na Na Barnabas Sky - What Comes To Light Soul Secret - Babel Star Queen - Your True Self Stone Lake - Uncharted Souls M.ill.ion - Electric + 1 (reissue) Nashville Pussy - Up The Dosage The Last Vegas - Eat Me Shev And The Brakes - s/t      
    • Lionheart - The Grace Of A Dragonfly
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.