I know that this ain’t rare or obscure, and that everyone’s heard it before, but as this is an around the world trip, it would be unfair to leave Dezerter out just because they are a popular and well known band. And not to forget that they kick some serious ass as well. I know that this one was released in a band made sleeve as well, and if anyone’s got a spare copy of that sleeve, don’t hesitate to let me know. High quality scans will work just fine as well.
The band started out as SS-20 in 1981 but had to change their name, due to the fact that it was too controvercial in communist Poland. I have to say that I think that Dezerter would be just as provocative, but maybe that’s just me. At least they managed to release this record on the state owned record label, and it just might be the best selling hardcore record of all times.
As a side note, the name SS-20 was used by a French punk band in the mid 80’s who had a couple of releases up their sleeve, and then the Hungarian band CPG had a song called SS 20 on their tape album from 1983. That tape is brilliant by the way, and itthere’s a legal reissue of it as well that everyone with the slightest interest in east-european punk should track down. 200 copies released 2 or 3 years ago, so it might even be a future rarity. I know where to get copies so just ask if you’re looking for a it.