They Say I'm Different

Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different
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Based on 3 reviews
1974 Ratings: #30 / 112
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Based on 48 ratings
1974 Ratings: #117
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1974 / Release Date
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𝐆𝐑𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐒𝐧' with @Ava Rose Deux

Thank you 1970's Funk Rico Nasty.

That comparison sounds like a joke but it really isn't. There's the shouting/shrieking dilivery, angry ad-libs, similar themes of sex and being "not like the other girls" (in a good way.) Once it dawns on you this is Funk Rico Nasty it becomes impossible to unhear.

This is a good album but it's also an EXHAUSTING album. It's loud to the point of extreme where it feels like a constant gut punch over ... read more


Davis is as an electrifying interpreter here as she was on her debut. However the songs kind of blend together halfway through the record and don't sound as much fun as they did on the previous album. So, besides the iconic first track, I don't get why it's looked upon as more essential than the eponymous record in hindsight. Overall, it's still funky and a very good time.


Best known for the groovy opening track "Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him", this album is a funky ride throughout.
Davis has great vocals, she works perfectly with the instrumentals backing her, and she has a strong voice that would work incredibly with soul or R&B if she wasn't a funk artist. This has that classic funk rock sound from the 70s you'll hear on a lot of albums which is a great thing, but here it ends up being a bit of an issue because of the fact this sounds almost too ... read more

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Track List

  1. Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him
  2. He Was a Big Freak
  3. Your Mama Wants Ya Back
  4. Don’t Call Her No Tramp
  5. Git In There
  6. They Say I’m Different
  7. 70’s Blues
  8. Special People

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Added on: January 8, 2017