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Stan Bush Revisits 'The Touch'

I would say that it is a tautology that all Transformers fans have a special place in their heart for Stan Bush, the man who brought us the wonderful 'The Touch' song from the first Transformers movie. Soaring up to meet the most dramatic events of the film, it was forever imprinted upon our young minds and even so many decades later will bring a smile to the most tired and jaded of us, as we remember simpler, more innocent times and the soundtrack of our youth! The Uncle and I even had the great pleasure to meet Stan at the 2007 Botcon!

Well, I bought his new album at the show that year, and started to understand that maybe his music in this new century isn't quite as rockin' as it may have been in the '80s - he just plays a more modern style now and I'm an unrepentant fan of '80s rock. This week, he's just come out with a new take on his fan-favorite song 'The Touch' along with an interesting video. He even named the song "Sam's Theme" and hopes to have it included in the 2009 Transformers live action movie part 2! Don't get me wrong, I think Stan is great and will forever hold him as an important figure in my early development. That said, well, sadly feedback to the video hasn't been completely great, and since it's release a few days ago, youtube has disabled the ability to embed it, and almost all other info has been removed about it. You can still see it by going directly here.

I honestly think that without the rapping guy, it wouldn't be all bad. I actually really like the job that Stan did on the vocals which are still solid and awesome - it's really great to see some new material from him that ties back to the beloved franchise. I mean, only if they were taking themselves 100% seriously (which I don't think is true) would it be truly disastrous. The irrepressible smirk on the awesome guitarist sort of confirms for me that they are not, and that they are having fun with it. And at 2:23, the blue fire - awesome! It also seems like it was a test run of sorts - that they were putting it out there to get fan reactions. It's too bad that reaction has been, as is normal on the Internets these days, inflammatory. Well, as with most things, I found plenty to like in the video if you just take 'er easy. Crack open your favorite beverage, watch it again, then maybe watch the Transformers movie from 1986 - you could spend your Saturday in worse ways!

Update! They have listened to fan comments, and posted a new version of the video that just features Stan. Watch this one next and see if you like it any better!

Posted by charlie on May 16th 2009, 04:50 PM
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