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August 4, 2019

Off-topic Sunday

It's truly wonderful how music diffused around the world in the pre-internet days. Russian jazz in the 20s, Congolese mambo in the 50s, Hong Kong beat pop in the 60s, Moroccan funk in the 70s - all brilliant. At tim...

June 13, 2019

And this, good people, is how advertising really should be: two stolen bikes, karate chops, headbutts and train stunts all to be smooth and fragrant. All directed by the award winning Serge Faberge, played by the award winning Serg...

May 19, 2019

Off-Topic Sunday from our man in Los Angeles...

This particular clip may seem well off topic, but then Sideburn itself is not all race reports, gearbox rebuilds and essays on frames. There’s been Dave Aldana’s leathers, Ornamental C...

November 18, 2018

Italian cinema of the '70s seems to have much that overlaps with the entertainment interests of Sideburn enthusiasts, and Deodato Ruggero's completely mad 'Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man' from 1976 definitely fits the profile.

It's...

June 9, 2018

Motorbikes have long been associated with 'rebel' culture, and if at times that gets co-opted into 'Sons Of Anarchy' or 'Road Hogs' style sadness, there's still plenty of good stuff out there. The Jamaicans of the '70s had it going...

April 13, 2018

There's plenty of surf/bike crossover out there, to the point where most roll their eyes and move on. This however, is different, because it's Derek Hynd. Derek is a true oddball individualist, an iconoclastic former pro surfer, fo...

February 18, 2018

Jetset cabaret locale, hip-swinging dancers, Arabic-tinged pop and a blonde in gold lame Bermuda shorts? It can only be Beirut in the late '60s, which of course it is. Despite being on the pointy end of the geo-political stick (Col...

December 28, 2017

This in from Kirk in Pasadena, our correspondent on Russian and Middle East affairs. 

There's obviously much to be said for the slightly mad custom vehicle, and anything involving an airplane engine is definitely the business. The E...

November 12, 2017

Off-topic Sunday...

Unsurprisingly, the most fun and stylish cinematic interpretation of the space age future is Italian. Here from 1967's '4-3-2-1....Morte!' (aka 'Mission Stardust') you've got it all: mad cool rocket ships, space...

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