The Knights Of The Turntables* ‎– Fresh Mess

JDC Records ‎– JDC0041
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Repress


A1 Fresh Mess (Jam ... Your Radio) 4:38
A2 Dub (The Knights Fly To Mars And Venus, With Their Dog, Woodpecker, And Cat!) 6:34
B We Are The Knights 7:24

Companies, etc.



This issue was released in a plain white generic sleeve.

Durations given on release are slightly wrong.
A1 is shown as 4:39
A2 is shown as 6:37
B is shown as 7:28

Mastered By & Mastered At info is derived from the -RS- etchings in the runout.

Processed (Plating/Metalwork) At (entered as 'Mastered At') info is derived from the L-20383 and L-20383-X type etchings in the runout.

Pressed By info is derived from the S-13568 and S-13569 type matrix etchings, along with the particular stamper/ring impressions in the center label area.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side 1): JDC-0041-A s-13568 -RS- L-20383
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side 2 - variation 1): JDC-0041-B -RE s-13569-RE-1 -RS- L-20383-X
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side 2 - variation 2): JDC-0041-B -RE s-13569-RE-1 L-20383-X
  • Rights Society: BMI


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June 27, 2013
Yeah, although, I have seen a lot of copies with no Picture cover, which I assume are the re-presses.....

I got my Picture Sleeve copy from UK mail order company "Beat Street" in about 1989 - think it was £8.



September 3, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
Being someone who owns a copy of the 'original' press from the 80s and also grabbed the chance to get the 'repress' in the early 2000s, having compared the two pieces of vinyl, I find it almost impossible to distinguish the two to the point of believing that the repress is either a) a reissue of original unsold stock, or b) a repress from the original plates, evidenced by the fact that the run out groove bleeds into the silver label art seemingly exactly the same way as the original, along with the matrix/runout etchings too. Either way it seems to me that the only benefit of owning an 80s issue is the cool sleeve art that is missing from this stock die cut sleeve issue. I'm just glad I marked my two newer copies when I bought them as I didn't want to mistakenly tear up my original copy when playing this gem of a record.

If anyone else can see any authoritative way to tell, please feel free to post a correction.

As far as the tracks themselves, I can only echo the comments others have posted regarding the 'original' release, Fresh Mess is/was one of my favourite LA tracks from that time and one of my favourite hip hop cuts of all time, raw but smooth and from a time when tracks like these didn't have to be labelled 'turntablism' for people to understand, it was all just hip hop and you knew it was good.