General Bikes // Stompin’ The States // 1987

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be on the road with the RL Osborn, Todd Anderson, & Pete Kearney in 1987 give this a watch!

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2 Responses to General Bikes // Stompin’ The States // 1987

  1. Darren Hough says:

    Some decent for the time riding, but wow was that video dorky, even compared to BMX marketing in the 80’s, which was already pretty dorky in a lot of ways.

    This is a perfect example of what was wrong with BMX in the late 80’s and a big part of the reason why it died almost completely a year after this video was released. Even kids would think parts of this video are lame.

    What’s amazing is that people on the General executive team thought some of this was a good idea. That’s how out of touch they were. I can see it now…..”Holy shit, that “Stompin’ the States” theme song is really cool, I’m sure these kids who are listening to Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys and Run DMC will love it! And having the riders do their own rap? What could possibly go wrong?”

    It’s hard to believe that less than year later, the first Dorkin’ vid would be released, and only a few years later the first S&M and Homeless videos. World of difference.

    It’s also hard to believe that RL was making probably more than half a million dollars a year that year, adjusted for inflation. That would be the last time that a flatlander would make that kind of money.

  2. Wade says:

    I was looking for this for years, and found this link only a few weeks ago. The riding is so rad – just barely pre-Kevin Jones. All three had their own things going on. I didn’t remember stealing Kearney’s nac nac pedal picker…

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