Music-wise, Nottingham has always punched well below its weight. Where other cities had their respective scenes, I think that the best that we ever managed was Alvin Stardust (and even he was from Mansfield really). Oh, and KWS.
Oh, and Paper Lace - a wretched band but one with an awesome classic. (MP3s here)
But the one thing we always did have was a fantastic record shop in Selectadisc. When I was at school, if you were almost broke, it was worth buying the cheapest thing from the bargain bins at their old secondhand shop upstairs on Bridlesmith Gate just to have another one of the hip yellow plastic bags to carry around.
One such example - only 50p in 1979 - The Headboys - The Shape of Things To Come.
Why mention this now? Well, Rullsenberg is a bit worried.
Oh, and here's Alvin: "Keep your wits abaht yer - be smart, be safe."