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Betty: They Say I'm Different (Dir. Phil Cox, Native Voice Films & La Compaigne Des Taxi Brousse)

Neil Kulkarni, The Wire, March 2018

IN A MUSIC world in which no one disappears, and even the most negligible figures can be persuaded to break their post-fame incommunicado isolation if a lucrative enough bankraid tour can be promised, funk queen Betty Davis's complete disappearance remains uniquely unforgiving, resolutely complete, upsetting because the three masterpieces she crafted in the 1970s (1973's self-titled debut, 1974's They Say I'm Different and 1975's Nasty Gal) still point to so much unexplored territory, so many unfulfilled promises.

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