Some People Can Do What They Like

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Some People Can Do What They Like
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1976[1]
RecordedClover Studios, Los Angeles
ProducerRobert Palmer
Robert Palmer chronology
Pressure Drop
Some People Can Do What They Like
Double Fun
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[3]
The Village VoiceC+[4]

Some People Can Do What They Like is the third solo album by Robert Palmer, released in 1976. It includes "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" which peaked at number 63 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and number 46 in the UK in 1977. The album peaked at number 68 in the US. The album was dedicated to Mongezi Feza. The model on the front cover, engaging Palmer in a game of strip poker, is Playboy magazine's April 1976 Playmate of the Month, Denise Michele.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "One Last Look" (Bill Payne, Fran Tate) – 4:22
  2. "Keep in Touch" (Robert Palmer) – 3:25
  3. "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)" (Norman Span aka King Radio) – 2:35
  4. "Spanish Moon" (Lowell George) – 5:58
  5. "Have Mercy" (Don Covay) – 3:50
  6. "Gotta Get a Grip on You (Part II)" (Robert Palmer, Alan Powell) – 3:57
  7. "What Can You Bring Me" (James Gadson) – 3:43
  8. "Hard Head" (Eddie Curtis) – 4:30
  9. "Off the Bone" (Phill Brown, Robert Palmer, Steve Smith) – 2:18
  10. "Some People Can Do What They Like" (Robert Palmer) – 4:09



  • Producer – Steve Smith
  • Engineered & Mixed by Phill Brown at Clover Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Assistant Engineer – Toby Scott
  • Additional Engineer on Tracks #2, 8 & 10 – Richard Digby Smith
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, NYC
  • Cover Photography – Moshe Brakha
  • Design – Ria Lewerke
  • Management – Connie De Nave

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Some People Can Do What They Like". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Some People Can Do What They Like - Robert Palmer - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (27 December 1976). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved 20 September 2015.