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Sarah Jarosz — The Tourist
Album: Follow Me Down
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6.2

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Total ratings: 450









Released: 2011
Length: 4:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
It barks at no one else but me
Like it's seen a ghost
I guess it’s seen the sparks a-flowing
No one else would know

Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot, slow down, slow down

Sometimes I get overcharged
That's when you see sparks
You ask me where the hell I'm going
At a thousand feet per second

Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot slow down, slow down

Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot slow down, slow down
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We first heard Sarah on Cayamo, a real find!
 lewie221 wrote:
What you can't do is copy Radiohead. Doing it at the same tempo with odd instrumentation and a differently inadequate singer isn't enough.

But hey, Bill loves his weird covers!

 
 




radiohead bloow goats anyway
I love Radiohead, and I love the original, and I think this is an absolutely bang-on version. Easy 9.  She has a sublime voice.
Yes sir I likes it. And the original 
now this is a way to do a good cover version 

she is being backed up by the Punch Brothers on this track - Chris Thile's mandolin is recognizable in half a second
Hauntingly beautiful.  Love the banjo in it; the fiddle isn't bad either. Excellent version.
I really like Sarah!  muy interesante

It does not appear, but this is perhaps one of the most difficult songs made by Radiohead, released between September 1996 - March 1997, after 12 years of musical career (and gone are the days of rare inspiration ...), and therefore any approach by other artists, and moreover, a young female voice Sarah Jarosz, with the use of traditional folk instruments, is also a difficult exercise. I must say I like this version, is an honest exercise, personal sense, not pretentious, not wanting to match the original song, but with a very interesting result. And remember, that Sarah has 20 years of age, and recorded this version (cover) of the song The Tourist, in her album Follow Me Down (2011) after 2 years of early career. And even now, take this moment to say that the work done so far by artist Sarah Jarosz, so young, so recent in the music scene, in the musical area hard and demanding, is a truly remarkable and exceptional quality.




ORRIBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Man. The Radiohead fans can get seriously bent out of shape around here.
I like both versions. Of course this isn't the only Sarah Jarosz song I've heard. She's another artist that RP introduced me to and that's a very good thing.
Such a great song. A toothless hobo with a jew's harp and a hound dog backup singer couldn't destroy this gem.
I think I prefer this version to the original.
another radiohead song spoiled ...
there should be laws against senseless radiohead covers.
as bad as diane krall covering tom waits.
just not catching the spirit of the songs!
nobody dancing in my submarine.
OK...She's amazing. Saw her on Transatlantic Sessions...fell in love...just brilliant.
Outrageous.  Take a fresh, amazing song and turn it into barbie trash vomit.

goosebumps - I haz them.

very nice. 
EPIC FREAKING FAIL!!!!! Any artist attempting to cover Radiohead needs to work harder than this. The Tourist is a beautiful song, ruined by the obnoxious banjo and fiddle in this rendition. Ever wonder what the difference is between violin and fiddle? The crap in this song is not considered a violin.
What you can't do is copy Radiohead. Doing it at the same tempo with odd instrumentation and a differently inadequate singer isn't enough.

But hey, Bill loves his weird covers!

 
rdo wrote:

You can't cover Radiohead.  They just don't get it.  Way off base, as usual.


 


C'mon - this deserves a much greater rating. This rendition has such a greater dynamic and simplicity in instrumentation than the original. And it has a purer honesty in their delivery. As a performance, it doesn't get much better - who needs embellishments when it feels so right?
Sexy and hypnotic...
That town up the road sure made a notable singer... More, please..
My wife and I think this is the poster-child of covers gone wrong.  
That mandolin or banjo or whatever she's using there simply doesn't work for this song. And that cover art scares me.

I reckon this'd be better played about twice as fast... the chorus is really painful.
It's almost working, isn't it? But she loses control of the vocal at the end, and it get's a bit grating. Makes me appreciate Thom's singing ability, though. 
beautiful version.....finally could understand the lyrics

You can't cover Radiohead.  They just don't get it.  Way off base, as usual.


 sirdroseph wrote:
I am actually not crazy about the vocals, but man the last minute of this song kicks ass! That is what made me buy the album when I first heard it and I was not dissapointed. The rest of the album is more traditional and suits her vocals much better.
 
I agree about the last minute.
 nook wrote:
this is a snoozer
 
It's a wrist-slitter, though that perhaps fits in with the theme of the album, going by the cover. Anyway, it's a mute and off to something more in keeping with the middle of the day at work.

I am actually not crazy about the vocals, but man the last minute of this song kicks ass! That is what made me buy the album when I first heard it and I was not dissapointed. The rest of the album is more traditional and suits her vocals much better.

 Randomax wrote:

A fine young WIMBERLEY, TEXAS Girl!  Hi Sarah, you graduated May 2009 with my son Zach from Wimberley High...you've done a tad more with your life so far!  

 
Well, she's prodigiously talented; don't hold it against Zach too much.  It's only been 2 years, man.
bearable Radiohead song turned into ear-torture, pleeeez no more {#Sleep}
Verrrry nice
this is a snoozer
I don't know about you, but I find this to be very bad-ass

{#Music}
Strangely non-transformational for a bluegrass cover.
...ohmigosh - play this at about three-thirty in the afternoon, trying to stay awake after a big enchilada lunch, and it's game over...
 bbryan wrote:
I like it very much - an fine acoustic interpretation of one of Radiohead's signature sweet n' sour melodies.
 
Ditto that.
I like it very much - an fine acoustic interpretation of one of Radiohead's signature sweet n' sour melodies.
I never thought I would pine for Radiohead this much.
Impressed with this artist, not with this song. 
awful...someone put them out of their misery....
Damn, this is freakin goooood
 Randomax wrote:

A fine young WIMBERLEY, TEXAS Girl!  Hi Sarah, you graduated May 2009 with my son Zach from Wimberley High...you've done a tad more with your life so far!  

 
LOL 
Great song
Good for her and you and your town... 
 Randomax wrote:

A fine young WIMBERLEY, TEXAS Girl!  Hi Sarah, you graduated May 2009 with my son Zach from Wimberley High...you've done a tad more with your life so far!  


 
maybe if you didn't pick on him so much... ;)


Very nice.

A fine young WIMBERLEY, TEXAS Girl!  Hi Sarah, you graduated May 2009 with my son Zach from Wimberley High...you've done a tad more with your life so far!  


I was going to upload this one, glad I didn't! Extremely talented young lady and interesting interpretation!
First Comment: What an Honor

Coming out of the last set https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=songinfo&song_id=36595 I am a bit weary ...

but this is nice ...

Sarah Jarosz 


is a bluegrass multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter
born in Austin, Texas on May 23, 1991

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Jarosz