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album by Michael Des Barres
Released 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre Pop, rock
Length 10 tracks
Label Gold Maintain, MCA Records, Victor
Producer Bob Rose
Andy Taylor related

Somebody Up There Likes Me is an album by Michael Des Barres, released by Gold Maintain-MCA Records-Victor in 1986.

The album features Andy Taylor.

About the album[]

This is an album by The Power Station's second vocalist Michael Des Barres. It was his final solo musical release before he focused primarily on acting, with roles in movies including Sugar Town, Ghoulies, Pink Cadillac, Midnight Cabaret, and others.

The Power Station member Andy Taylor performs guitar on the album and additional vocals on "Money Don't Come Easy". The songs "Thinking With Your Body" and "Too Good to be Bad" were performed live by The Power Station in 1985.

Steve Jones is also featured, who had previously worked with Des Barres in the band Chequered Past during the early 1980s.

Comments by Michael Des Barres (1986):
"Everything I've done in the past has been pure contrivance, not that I don't think they were fine and cool. But on my new album, it's the first time I mean everything I sing. The album is about relationships and making them work with my friends, my wife, everyone."

Track listing[]

  1. "Money Don't Come Easy" - 4:06
  2. "Do You Belong" - 4:27
  3. "Is There Someone Else" - 4:31
  4. "Everything Reminds Me of You" - 3:54
  5. "I Can See Clearly Now" - 3:52
  6. "Somebody Up There Likes Me" - 4:44
  7. "Too Good to be Bad" - 5:10
  8. "Locked in the Cage of Love" - 3:31
  9. "Camera Eyes" - 5:09
  10. "Thinking With Your Body" - 4:01


  • Michael Des Barres - vocals
  • Steve Jones - guitar
  • Andy Taylor - guitar, vocals
  • Laurence Juber - guitar
  • Phil Chen - bass guitar
  • Kevin Savigar - keyboards
  • Jim Keltner - drums
  • Bill Summers - percussion
  • Richard Elliot - sax (alto), sax (soprano)
  • Emilio Castillo - sax (tenor)
  • Stephen "Doc" Kupka - sax (baritone)
  • Lee Thornburg - trombone, trumpet
  • Greg Adams - trumpet
  • Mary Harris - backing vocals
  • Deborah Holland - backing vocals
  • Wenndy Leigh MacKenzie - backing vocals

Also credited:

  • Bob Rose - producer, arranger
  • Lawrence Brown - engineer
  • Marc DeSisto - engineer