“Experiments In Destiny” Compilation (1980)

experimentsindestinyExperiments 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.