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Dezerter - Punk Hardcore from Poland - Biography & Full Album Download MP3


Dezerter


Punk Hardcore Band from Poland formed in 1983


SS-20 were formed in May 1981, in the Warszawa region. All four members were very young, and more or less learned to play their instruments by forming this group. The original line-up was Robert "Robal" Matera-guitar/vocals, Darek "Stepa" Stepnowski, and Krzysiek Grabowski-drums. Soon after, Darek "Skandal" Hain joined on lead vocals.

SS-20 was a secret weapon, a nuclear missile designed by the USSR. There were two designs of the missile, it was able to fly up to 6000 km, and was in use between 1975 to 1991, when the introduction of international anti-nuclear war pacts made it illegal. Hence, the name itself was considered an incredible provocation for many. Articles ran thru both the Polish and Russian press regarding the "punk" group's name. Soon enough, the group experiened censors examining their lyrics before concerts telling them which songs they could not perform due to their subject matter. "We would comply, and as soon as the censors left, we would go ahead and play them anyway..." -Robal. Eventually the group came to a point that they were unable to even list their name on concert posters, and with more and more difficulty to perform under this controvercial name, the group had to abandon the title of "SS20". These early days were documented in a small film made about the group titled "Byc Czlowiekiem" (A. Pakula) filmed July 1982.

By the beginning of '83, the group had introduced the new name, Dezerter, at which point the members had solidified their sound, as a hardcore punk group, certainly the second generation. Sierpien 1983, Dezerter were granted the opportunity to record a 7" EP under supervision of the state label Tonpress. The general commission selected 4 songs they found most lyrically acceptable. Released in 1984, this became the first punk single with blatant political text against the system to be issued within Poland; ironically enough issued by the hypocritical system which they rejected. The 7", packaged in a generic coloured Tonpress sleeve, sold a phenominal 50,000 copies. Members of the group actually made an alternate xerox-collage cover, which was thinly distributed mostly around the Warszawa region. After this initial pressing sold out, the commission at Tonpress over-ruled it being re-issued, and hundreds or thousands of copies were destroyed.

Still 1984, Dezerter performed at the massive Jarocin Festival. This was a climactic point for the group, absolutely blistering fast and tightly performed. The concert was recorded, and the result was the underground cassette release, Jeszcz Zywy Czlowiek. By 1985, the group had already made a massive progression with their sound, encorporating new wave/jazzpunk elements, while still mainting their hard edge. A second cassette was released, another soundboard recording, this time from the Hybryd Club in Warsaw, titled Izolacja. Something very interesting about this tape was that it was a split with an un-named (unknown) group from the USSR. The first Polish Underground sampler LP was issued this same year on Polton, Fala, including Dezerter. This LP was accompanied by an insert with information on each group. An interesting note is that this was quite a "grass-roots" project, and a very interesting example of the spectrum of creativity coming from the country.

In 1986, Dezerter were included on the first all-punk sampler LP from Poland, Jak Punk To Punk. This new Tonpress LP came with absolutely zero information regarding the groups which it featured.

Dezerter1987 Skandal parted ways with Dezerter, and their first concert without him would be the Jarocin Festival, at which point Robal took over on lead vocals. This same year, the group's meeting with Canadian punk Joey Shithead of D.O.A. brought them the issue of their first full length LP, Underground Out of Poland. Released by Maximum Rock n Roll Collective (U.S.A.), the LP consisted of live recordings from their demos, and the 4 tracks from their Tonpress 7", re-issued without authorization of Tonpress. The case was with all punk bands to record with Tonpress, that the label usually found some way of the rights to the recording remaining in custody of the state label, and the group recieving absolutely zero royalties. This year, the group also made their first professional studio LP, Kolaboracja. The LP was issued under a vinyl-club, and only available through the post. Released by the Razem Label, 5000 pressed. Today, a very rare item.

Dezerter are without doubt the most well known, if not the only Polish Punk group known at an international level. Their tours of Western Europe and Japan, as well as their promotion through the international underground brought them a deserved success which continues to flourish. Dezerter have maintained their power and conviction, musically and ethically. They are still a D.I.Y. band. Family and employment have obviously affected how active they are, but they still tour at least once a year. They have changed bassists a few times, but Krzysiek and Robal still remain original members. Skandal died in 1995(?).

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Band Members :   Tony Von Kinski, Krzysztof Grabowski, Jacek Chrzanowski, Robert Matera, Dariusz Stepnowski, Dariusz Hajn, Paweł Piotrowski, Tomasz Lewandowski, Rafał Kwaśniewski




- Biography -

23 albums

Dezerter - Nienawiść 100%

Nienawiść 100%

2019 - Poland
Punk
CD EP3 Tracks
Mystic Production


Dezerter - Większy Zjada Mniejszego

Większy Zjada Mniejszego

2014 - Poland
Punk
CD Album10 Tracks
Mystic Production


Dezerter - Prawo Do Bycia Idiotą

Prawo Do Bycia Idiotą

2010 - Poland
Punk
CD, DVD, All Media Album17 Tracks
Mystic Production


Dezerter - Punk

Punk's Not Jazz

2006 - Poland
Punk
CD Album Compilation38 Tracks
Metal Mind Productions


Dezerter - Przystanek Woodstock 2004

Przystanek Woodstock 2004

2005 - Poland
Punk
DVD Album DVD-Video21 Tracks
Złoty Melon


Dezerter - Nielegalny Zabójca Czasu

Nielegalny Zabójca Czasu

2004 - Poland
Punk
CD Album16 Tracks
Metal Mind Records


Dezerter - Decydujące Starcie

Decydujące Starcie

2001 - Poland
Punk
CD Album13 Tracks
Metal Mind Records


Dezerter - Ukryta Kamera

Ukryta Kamera

1998 - Poland
Punk
CD Single5 Tracks
Warner Music Poland


Dezerter - Ziemia Jest Płaska

Ziemia Jest Płaska

1998 - Poland
Punk
CD Album14 Tracks
Warner Music Poland


Dezerter - Mam Kły Mam Pazury

Mam Kły Mam Pazury

1996 - Poland
Punk
CD Single3 Tracks
Warner Music Poland, Polton


Dezerter - Ostrzega Się! Deuter

Ostrzega Się! Deuter

1995 - Poland
Punk
CD Single2 Tracks
Polton


Dezerter - Deuter

Deuter

1995 - Poland
Punk
CD Album20 Tracks
Polton


Dezerter - Ile Procent Duszy?

Ile Procent Duszy?

1994 - Poland
Punk
CD Album13 Tracks
Warner Music Poland


Dezerter - Dezerter

Dezerter

1993 - Poland
Punk
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Nikt Nic Nie Wie


Dezerter - Jak Powstrzymałem III Wojnę Światową Czyli Nieznana Historia Dezertera

Jak Powstrzymałem III Wojnę Światową Czyli Nieznana Historia Dezertera

1993 - Poland
Punk
CD Album Compilation22 Tracks
Silverton


Dezerter - Blasfemia

Blasfemia

1992 - Poland
Punk
CD Album10 Tracks
Izabelin Studio


Dezerter - Wszyscy Przeciwko Wszystkim

Wszyscy Przeciwko Wszystkim

1990 - Poland
Punk
Vinyl LP14 Tracks
Arston


Dezerter - Kolaboracja II

Kolaboracja II

1989 - Poland
Punk
Vinyl LP13 Tracks
Poljazz


Dezerter - Underground Out Of Poland

Underground Out Of Poland

1987 - Poland
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP19 Tracks
Maximumrocknroll


Dezerter - Kolaboracja

Kolaboracja

1987 - Poland
Punk
Vinyl LP15 Tracks
Klub Płytowy Razem


Dezerter - Izolacja

Izolacja

1986 - Poland
Punk, Hardcore, New Wave
Cassette Album21 Tracks
Tank Records


Dezerter - Jeszcze Żywy Człowiek

Jeszcze Żywy Człowiek

1984 - Poland
Punk
Cassette Album17 Tracks
Tank Records


Dezerter - Ku Przyszłości

Ku Przyszłości

1983 - Poland
Punk
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Tonpress




- Videos Dezerter -

35 Videos

Kolaboracja II (official audio)
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Kolaboracja III (official audio)
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Jesteśmy tacy sami (official audio)
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Co oni nam dają? (official audio)
Dezerter
Dopiero tuż nad ziemią (official audio)
Dezerter
Wojna głupców (official audio)
Dezerter
Ku przyszłości (official audio)
Dezerter
Dezerter ‘Ku przyszłości’ 7” Trailer
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Spytaj milicjanta (official audio)
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Szara rzeczywistość (official audio)
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Kolaboracja (official audio)
Dezerter
Dezerter, Dezerter
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Kto? (official audio)
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Prawo do bycia idiotą (official audio)
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Jesteśmy sektą (official audio)
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Co za czasy? (official audio)
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My Polacy (official audio)
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Do widzenia na dzień dobry (official audio)
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Ratuj swoją duszę (official audio)
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Blasfemia (official audio)
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Większy Zjada Mniejszego
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(Nielegalny) Zabójca czasu
Dezerter
Pierwszy raz (official video)
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Dezerter(Deuter) - Beton M-3
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Jeśli (official audio)
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I wykończymy wszystkich obrzydliwców (official audio)
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Chaos (official audio)
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Fałszywy prorok (offiacial audio)
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Moja tradycja (official audio)
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Burdel ('82)
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Ile procent duszy? (official video)
Dezerter
Ostatnia chwila (official video)
Dezerter
A jeśli jutra nie ma (official audio)
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Nic się nie dzieje (official audio)
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Nienawiść 100% (official lyrics video)
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