Hat tip for this week’s Music Friday goes to Nick Farruggia, who posted this in the Expert Witness FB group:
You die and go to Heaven. Things are pretty sweet, but the Koch brothers are still in charge. You're granted Middle Class Streaming Bandwidth, which means you can only listen to three artists from each decade, 1950-2010. "When you stop to consider it, that's unbelievably generous. 21 partial discographies!" Who ya got?
It’s something of a desert-island disc thing, only way more complicated. I’m not going to just pick my 21 favorites, because I have to consider that this is all I will listen to for eternity. I’ll want to mix things up a bit. Also, I’ll probably change my mind on a lot of these choices before this even gets posted. Here goes ...
1950s: Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard. Sample: “Johnny B. Goode”
1960s: The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, The Velvet Underground. Sample: “Dr. Feelgood”
1970s: Bruce Springsteen, The Clash, Patti Smith. Sample: “Because the Night” and “Because the Night”
1980s: Prince, Hüsker Dü, Madonna. Sample: “Dirty Mind”
1990s: Sleater-Kinney, Nirvana, Tupac. Sample: “One More Hour”
2000s: Pink, Eminem, The Gossip. Sample: “Sober”
2010s: Kendrick Lamar, Adele, Chantel McGregor. Sample: “Voodoo Child”