Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member fenester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    '01 Trek Clyde 4-speed, Surly Cross-check ss/fg
    Posts
    174
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.
    "Mobility without effort constitutes a kind of unreal happiness, a suspension of existence, an irresponsibility."

  2. #2
    coasterbrakelockup lz4005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    parts unknown
    My Bikes
    surly steamroller w/coaster brake, electra single speed cruiser, specialized rockhopper commuter, no-name single speed folder, 700c ultimate wheel, 24" unicycle, specialized bmx lsd, single seat single speed huffy tandem, pink upsidedown parade bike
    Posts
    825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Ride lots, have fun, skid often!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    424
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah Black Label Society has nothing to do with Black Label Bike Club. Those vests are lame though.

  4. #4
    hunter, gatherer coelcanth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    1,183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    so who did blbc rip off then ?








  5. #5
    gentry basscadetz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    new south wales, Oz
    My Bikes
    Not enough space here.
    Posts
    137
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    this post is gay.
    It's all fun and games till somebody gets hurt. Then it's just fun.

  6. #6
    Senior Member fenester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    '01 Trek Clyde 4-speed, Surly Cross-check ss/fg
    Posts
    174
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by coelcanth
    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...
    Last edited by fenester; 12-29-06 at 12:42 PM.
    "Mobility without effort constitutes a kind of unreal happiness, a suspension of existence, an irresponsibility."

  7. #7
    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    La Petite Roche
    Posts
    12,345
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by coelcanth
    so who did blbc rip off then ?


    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.

  8. #8
    coasterbrakelockup lz4005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    parts unknown
    My Bikes
    surly steamroller w/coaster brake, electra single speed cruiser, specialized rockhopper commuter, no-name single speed folder, 700c ultimate wheel, 24" unicycle, specialized bmx lsd, single seat single speed huffy tandem, pink upsidedown parade bike
    Posts
    825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Hells Angels have lawyers who sue the crap out of people all the time.
    Ride lots, have fun, skid often!

  9. #9
    (((Fully Awake))) Serendipper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
    My Bikes
    Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
    Posts
    5,598
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Funny, I always thought the bike club was ripping off Zakk Wilde!
    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持

  10. #10
    Rat Patrol Chicago
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    None, all, it's the same thing
    Posts
    147
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fenester
    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.

  11. #11
    Senior Member fenester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    '01 Trek Clyde 4-speed, Surly Cross-check ss/fg
    Posts
    174
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Payphone
    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.
    "Mobility without effort constitutes a kind of unreal happiness, a suspension of existence, an irresponsibility."

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •