Back on the Streets (Donnie Iris album)

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Back on the Streets
Donnie Iris Back on the Streets Cover.jpg
Studio album by Donnie Iris and the Cruisers
Released July 15, 1980 (1980-07-15)
Recorded Jeree Studios, New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Spring 1980
Genre Rock
Label Midwest National
Producer Mark Avsec
Donnie Iris and the Cruisers chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Back on the Streets is the debut album by American rock singer/guitarist Donnie Iris, released in 1980. The single "Ah! Leah!" was a hit for Iris, reaching #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and #19 on the U.S. Billboard Top Tracks chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Ah! Leah!" (Avsec, Ierace) – 3:46
  2. "I Can't Hear You" (Avsec, Ierace, McClain, Hoenes, Valentine) – 3:40
  3. "Joking" (Avsec, Ierace) – 4:04
  4. "Shock Treatment" (Avsec) – 3:48
  5. "Back On The Streets" (Avsec, Ierace) – 3:36

Side two
  1. "Agnes" (Mark Avsec, Dominic Ierace) – 3:30
  2. "You're Only Dreaming" (Avsec, Ierace, Albritton McClain, Marty Hoenes, Kevin Valentine) – 4:45
  3. "She's So Wild" (Avsec, Ierace, McClain, Hoenes, Valentine) – 2:35
  4. "Daddy Don't Live Here Anymore" (Avsec, Ierace) – 3:49
  5. "Too Young to Love" (Avsec) – 5:31

Re-released October 1980 as MCA 3272 with sides one and two reversed.


Donnie Iris and the Cruisers[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Kenny Blake - saxophone
  • Robert Peckman - bass on "Shock Treatment"


  • Executive Producer: Carl Maduri
  • Producer: Mark Avsec
  • Engineer: Jerry Reed

Chart positions[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
1981 Billboard 200 57

Singles - Billboard

Year Single Chart Position
1981 "Ah! Leah!" Billboard Hot 100 29
1981 "Ah! Leah!" Mainstream Rock Tracks 19
1981 "I Can't Hear You" Mainstream Rock Tracks 47