Library Rock's Backpages

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.

Total word count of piece: 726


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.