Friday, 16 September 2016

DEZERTER - s/t EP 1993

Dezerter, founded as SS-20 in 1981 in Warsaw, is one of the most popular punk bands from Poland. They had to change their original name to Dezerter because of the reaction of the Communist authorities. Besides a band had very controversial lyrics and being constantly attacked by state censorship they made a choice to change a name without change anything else. To become less recognizable by regime they often changed name at posters, sometimes written as "De-zerter", sometimes as "The Zerter" - it was cheap and efficient trick to cheat an opponent. Dezerter debuted during the Mokotow Music Autumn Festival, in November 1981. In 1983 Dezerter recorded a four-song EP, Ku Przyszlosci (Into The Future) also known as Spytaj Milicjanta (Ask (a question to) a cop). The record was issued by the state label Tonpress and it was very warmly welcomed by fans, with 50,000 copies sold. With fast guitar riffs and intelligent lyrics written by Grabowski, Dezerter's concerts have drawn thousands of fans and their LPs are very popular, especially in the late '80s and early '90s.


  1. Hi ! Thanks for this great piece of punk rock. I think it was released in 1993 based on the Discogs archives. Best regards.