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Old 12-29-06, 11:01 AM   #1
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Cheesy Black Label ripoff

Got a chuckle out of this one. I got a Musicians Friend catalog with some of this merch. Here's a link to the MF web page:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/...ase_pid=410107

Doesn't say anything about bicycles, but still...heh.
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It isn't a ripoff if it has been licensed. Then its proof of selling out.

I met Zakk at a music trade show once. Nice guy. We didn't talk about bikes at all.
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Yeah Black Label Society has nothing to do with Black Label Bike Club. Those vests are lame though.
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so who did blbc rip off then ?







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this post is gay.
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Old 12-29-06, 12:27 PM   #6
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so who did blbc rip off then ?
Ahhh, I never heard of "Black Label Society" band before. Not my cup of tea. It just looked to me like some marketing dude had bit BLBC's style.

And yeah, obviously people have been using Gothic fonts and wearing denim vests for a long time. It just looked to me like it was a cheesy ripoff of the local bike club.

and this post isn't as gay as a handlebar moustache and denim vest, dude.
not that there's anything wrong with that.

anyway, nothing to see here folks move along...

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I don't see a copyright notice on the Hells Angels vest. Though I guess the Angels have other ways of dealing with people ripping them off.
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The Hells Angels have lawyers who sue the crap out of people all the time.
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Funny, I always thought the bike club was ripping off Zakk Wilde!
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Got a chuckle out of this one. I got a Musicians Friend catalog with some of this merch. Here's a link to the MF web page:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/...ase_pid=410107

Doesn't say anything about bicycles, but still...heh.
That's because it doesn't have anything to do with bicycles. Don't you people ever Google? Black Label Society is a band. That's why it's in a musician's catalog. Yes, they style themselves in with the three-piece of an outlaw biker club. They probably haven't heard of the Black Label Bike Club.

BLBC, though, got its name from the movie The Wild One, where the motorcycle gang is called the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. It's a play on the name of a local beer, Carling's Black Label beer. Get it? It's not a rip off, it's a tribute. Outlaw biker clubs have been around for 80 years, and most all of them use the three-piece rocker on a denim vest. Didn't anybody see the Warriors? Even those gangs had the same thing. My money's on the Chicago Outlaws as the ones who started it.

The BLBC changed their name after being kindly requested to burn their Hard Times Bicycle Club colors at gunpoint by the local chapter of the Hell's Angels, who didn't realize at the time that they were a bicycle club, and subsequently got laughed at a lot by the other HA's for putting the lean on some kids on bicycles. This is why it's so important that bike clubs put a BC on their colors.
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Don't you people ever Google?
Yeah, I'm pretty addicted to it in fact. Maybe because I saw the ad on paper that I didn't. Still if I had googled first I wouldn't have gotten to read your pretty informative post. I don't suppose the Hell's Angels googled it either...probably wish they had.
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