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The Knights Of The Turntables - Fresh Mess flac album

The Knights Of The Turntables - Fresh Mess flac album
Fresh Mess
The Knights Of The Turntables
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Complete your The Knights Of The Turntables collection. As for the music- 'Fresh Mess' & 'Dub' are perhaps the most talked about, for good reason, however 'We Are The Knights' is a stellar electro- rap joint & one of my faves to boot. Clean, tight production (quite unlike 'Techno-Scratch!), fresh scratching, great flow & an ill vocoder.

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The song Fresh mess from The knights of the turntables has been identified on WatZatSong by disco1999 in 3491 days. A tune is stuck in your head? The community can name it for you. You think you know music? Try naming other ones songs! Get Started! The Knights of the turntables - fresh mess.

The 'Hip Hop Classic,' from The Knights of the Turntables, "Fresh Mess," borrows the Guitar Riff from the beginning of Funkadelic's classic "Get Off Your Ass and Jam," as well as the chorus at about 14 seconds in. I still need help with the bassline that runs throughout the song; I think that I've heard it SOMEWHERE before.

For the next record "Fresh Mess" they worked toghether with Cooley D and Snowman who were members of the Frozen Frew. They did a lot of shows in "Big Johns Hall" and a big ones in Fresno with Ice T and the "Spin Masters". There is also a music video of "Techno Scratch" shot in "Big Johns" hall from a guy called Michael Washington which worked for a local Cable Station. Cooley D and Snowman did 1986 a record called 3 Times Fresh "We can rock you harder" on the AMP Label. In 1986 the Knights of the Turntables split as a group.

The Knights of the Turntables (they took their name from the Cameo album, Knights of the Soundtable) were part of the LA electro scene in the early-1980s who started experimenting with making electro in its rawest, most basic form. The Fresh Mess sessions also yielded the one and only vocal track they recorded, We Are the Knights, which featured Chilly G on a vocodered rap. This also represented the last music the Knights committed to wax.


Fresh Mess (Jam...Your Radio) 4:39
"Dub" (The Knights Fly To Mars And Venus, With Their Dog, Woodpecker, And Cat!) 6:37
We Are The Knights 7:28


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
JDC0041 The Knights Of The Turntables* Fresh Mess ‎(12") JDC Records JDC0041 US 1984
JDC0041 The Knights Of The Turntables* Fresh Mess ‎(12", RP) JDC Records JDC0041 US Unknown
JDC0041 The Knights Of The Turntables* Fresh Mess ‎(12", RP) JDC Records JDC0041 US Unknown

  • Dream
Run out etchings, as above, should read: Matrix / Runout (Side A etchings): JDC-0041-A s-13568 -RS- L-20383Matrix / Runout (Side B etchings): JDC-0041-B s-13569 -RS- L-20383-XAnything else is a later repress. Another key detail is the lining up of the 2 T's in 'THE' & 'THE', perfectly placed in the curve of the label outer edge & lining up the vertical bodies of the 2 T's in a straight line. Keep em peeled if buying.As for the music- 'Fresh Mess' & 'Dub' are perhaps the most talked about, for good reason, however 'We Are The Knights' is a stellar electro- rap joint & one of my faves to boot. Clean, tight production (quite unlike 'Techno-Scratch!), fresh scratching, great flow & an ill vocoder. Cream.
  • Warianys
JDC Records has a record shop in san pedro on 6th street,it has all there early stuff there
  • Lanin
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.
  • Rrinel
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.
  • Brol
Hi Fizza. There's some uncertainty around these listed versions, as all are very similar (bar the 1st press with no RE in the etchings) and perhaps there are more releases than those listed. If you look at the above image for this repress, you will see that the two 'T's' of 'THE' in the artists name are lined up with the top bar of the first T being directly square above the bottom second 'T'. The other issues line up the slanting body of the two T's, not the top bar. Have a look and you will see what I mean. The funny thing is however, I received this version in an original jacket!!!! Either the seller was trying it on, or there are more early represses than listed. Either way, its a f*&&*^^ing headache!!!! Cheers, DYLAF
  • Gavidor
Another fine early west coast hip hop record! You can see the influence of P-Funk that is prominent in the genre.
  • Maridor
First heard this in March 1985 and it blew me away. There is nothing else like it. If was great to find the sample years later - GET OFF YOUR ASS AND JAM - By Funkadelic from 1975. The drum programming is unique, the scratching is wild and the B Side is insane. This 12" sits next to my Reckless 12"
  • Gribandis
There were alot of great electro records released around this time, but if i was forced to pick out one tune as the best, then it would be this one. "Fresh mess"-(jam your radio) is a frantic piece of electro genius. The bassline is prominant throughout the track & a cascade of scratching cuts formed the basis of the track. But for me it's the beat that makes this track stand-out above most releases. The 808 drum program is running riot all over it, with it's snare & handclap blasting out, & that lovely nasal ticking rimshot complete with a very nice synth-line halfway through , makes this an unforgettable track. Quality electro - Enjoy.
  • Uthergo
probably the most insane electro-record is completely nuts, oldschool scratching from mars, crazy beats and FUNNY AS HELL! if you don't got it, go get it, seriously!