Earwig: "Speedway at Nazareth" by Mark Knopfler

Ever since we went to see Mark Knopfler in Oakland last month, I’ve had this track “Speedway at Nazareth” playing in my head. I listen to it at least once a day, and I usually tweak the equalizer to pump up the bass in that wonderful last line. It’s a clever composition: an account of the 2001 NASCAR season told in the style of a Civil War campaign song. It came out on the 2000 album “Sailing to Philadelphia”, and the studio recording does a decent job of capturing the intensity of the instrumental jam at the end of the song.
And now if you’ll excuse me I’ve got to put on the headphones again…

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