Dezerter was founded as SS-20 in 1981 in Warsaw and is one of the most popular punk bands from Poland. They had to change their name to Dezerter because of the reaction of the Communist authorities (SS-20 was a clear reference to a type of Soviet ICBM). Dezerter is regarded as one of the most influential bands in Polish rock. With fast guitar riffs and intelligent lyrics written by Grabowski, its concerts have drawn thousands of fans. Its LPs were very popular, especially in the late 80s and early 90s.