Experiments In Destiny is a label comp from Bomp! Records. Released in 1980, the 2XLP includes 29 tracks each by a different band. Some decent names are here – Stiv Bators, The Nuns, The Dead Boys, and even The Sonics. Stylistically it’s a bit all over the board – punk, garage, pop, and a fairly plain rock cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Think” by Jimmy Lewis & The Checkers. We’ve even got famous KROQ disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer fronting The Brunettes and contributing a song, “Little G.T.O.”, an homage to his own favorite car.
The sound quality is OK – Experiments In Destiny feels like listening to a car radio in 1980. To modern ears used to the clearest fidelity this may not be ideal, but it’s exactly what these songs sounded like back then.