One Friday night, the 17th September 1982, the BBC showed “Yellow Submarine”. The following Monday the idea was spawned: “SERGEANT BADDON’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND”, then a few weeks later “SERGEANT BADDON’S DESERTERS” and finally… “THE DESERTERS”
All three of the Deserts albums are now available through Bandcamp and are embedded on this page for easy access. Listen to all of the songs and download the complete albums with album art, lyrics, song biographies and some special extras.
There is a story behind every Deserters tune, some simple, some ridiculous, but here we share some of them. Not all of these songs made it to albums or singles. Some didn’t even make it to being recorded, but if the Deserters tried to play it, then it is somewhere in this list.