Sisters of Mercy – Alice
This song was probably the “gothiest” song played at The Ritz on Mondays and was incredibly atmospheric. The Ritz had a very varied clientele and so catered for goths, rockabillies, jazzy folk, electro fans, high energy… The best songs from each group were always played and it all made for a very enjoyable night out – with the added bonus of great chips and the beautiful decor.
Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Stop That Train
This song was always THE highlight of Mondays at The Ritz, as its bounciness went so well with the bouncy dance floor.
It was such an fantastic moment to hear the intro, springing onto the dance floor like your life depended on it. My little boy loves it now and can do a very convincing whistle sound to match the one in the song.
Divine – Shake It Up
This was another highlight of Monday nights that needs a springy dance floor to do it justice. I can’t imagine any modern club being so exciting! Is this excitement just a product of nostalgia or the state of the mind in the younger years or a genuine atmosphere that everyone might have felt because of the zeitgeist? What do you think?