Alan Partridge Disco and Other Partridgeisms
Fri Aug 9 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jul 23 2013
"Lynn, I've pierced my foot on a SPIIIIIKE..." If this fails to bring an awkward but massive smile to your face then not only are you culturally losing, but you probably won't enjoy this unashamedly silly and brilliant salute to perhaps the finest comic character of the last few decades, Alan Partridge. In celebration of the AP film, 'Alpha Papa', independent record/design label Massive Arms are hosting an Alan-themed disco at the Hackney Attic after the film has been shown at the Picturehouse cinema below. All the soft rock, pop cheese and MOTR classics that kept Alan going, and which he played on his graveyard shift radio show, will be busted out by the edgy sounding DJave, including tracks from Abba, Crowded House, Thin Lizzy, UB40, Def Leppard, the theme from 'Black Beauty' ("This is brilliant") and Wings – for all you youngsters, that's the band the Beatles could have been. If you're lucky, there'll be ladyboys (the cocktail, probably) and discount Terry's Chocolate Oranges. Disclaimer: if you don't like catchphrases being shouted out loudly and frequently, don't go to this, and sit at home and do something cool and miserable instead. The rest of you, prepare for glorious cries of "Kiss my face", "Jurassic Park", and "SMELL MY CHEESE, YOU MUTHA". We even heard rumours that Roger Moore might be making a guest appearance, but don't get your hopes up...