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Stan Bush remakes "The Touch"

Transformers News: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch"

Friday, May 15th, 2009 6:17AM CDT

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Transformers rock icon and fan friend Stan Bush has a new video of an updated version of his song "The Touch", now titled "The Touch: Sam's Theme" posted on YouTube.com. It is quite a bit different than the original. Check it out via the link below and then leave your comments and feedback.

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Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921632)
Posted by Skice on May 15th, 2009 @ 6:36am CDT
What the f*ck was that? Stan what did you do? That was terrible. You took your amazing song which was already awesome, and turned it into...... that! That song was so bland. All i have to say is rap, seriously rap? It wasn't even good rap, it was lame 40 year old white guy rap. Also what was up with the creepy pedo guy playing the guitar. He makes me want to scream "I need an adult," and I am an adult! That was just one of the saddest thing I have ever seen/heard. Game over Stan, game over.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921633)
Posted by SJ21 on May 15th, 2009 @ 6:42am CDT
Uh... Weird. I mean, the origional was 80's-tastic. The new one is like, trying to be 80's but failing and trying to be new but failing at that too. I think the rap is what killed it for me.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921634)
Posted by SoundStang on May 15th, 2009 @ 6:43am CDT
How pathetic... Flame me if you want, but this just sucked...
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921635)
Posted by nemesis-prime on May 15th, 2009 @ 6:48am CDT
UH..............WHAT WAS THAT ..IF ITS FOR THE NEW MOVIE WHY NOT ROTF FOOTAGE,,,,,,,
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921636)
Posted by Burn on May 15th, 2009 @ 6:56am CDT
Said it before, and this just backs it up for me, but that right there is a great example of someone holding onto his 15 mins of fame which expired 20 years ago.

And that constipated face ... that was more creepy than guitar man and rap boy. :?

nemesis-prime wrote:UH..............WHAT WAS THAT ..IF ITS FOR THE NEW MOVIE WHY NOT ROTF FOOTAGE,,,,,,,


Caps lock key, no need for it to be turned on constantly.

And there was ROTF footage in there. No doubt he could only use what's been released in the trailer though.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921637)
Posted by Mechastrike on May 15th, 2009 @ 7:03am CDT
YOU SOLD OUT! :-x YOU SOLD OUT! :-x YOU SOLD OUT! :-x
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921638)
Posted by King Henrik on May 15th, 2009 @ 7:07am CDT
i think i will always like the original better for nostalgia alone, but i did like it. i definitely could have done without the rapping though.

it sounded like a linkin park remix of the touch. I'm not a really a fan of them (although the first album was a great guilty pleasure) and i think maybe it could sound better had it been them playing it or stan singing with them or something.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921639)
Posted by Forgotten on May 15th, 2009 @ 7:10am CDT
That was the worst thing i've heard in soooo long and I just listened to the new Eminem cd so there's a comparison for ya. I think that now that band needs to be cast in ROTF and have megatron step on them, grind his heel and activate a tank tread so that we never have any more of these outbursts of "artistic idea" from Stan & co. appear in the next Transformers movie. Maybe I went to far, but.......I THOUGHT THAT WAS TERRIBLE!!!
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921646)
Posted by Justicity on May 15th, 2009 @ 7:31am CDT
Mechastrike wrote:YOU SOLD OUT! :-x YOU SOLD OUT! :-x YOU SOLD OUT! :-x

Screw sold out, he's gone insane!

What the [EFF!] with a side helping of bloody hell!?

This is the worst remake since the Fantastic 4 movies.
Actually I think this is worse!
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921648)
Posted by Tekka on May 15th, 2009 @ 7:40am CDT
This kills all the power and pace that made the original Touch so great. =/

Try again?
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921652)
Posted by justynnbailey on May 15th, 2009 @ 7:47am CDT
Eh...I won't say it's the owrst thing Ive ever heard cuz I have heard worse. But Ive heard much better, including the original version. This is just too generic for me. Sounds like a lot of the music that Ive heard lately....

Think I will listen to the original now...
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921663)
Posted by Samsonator on May 15th, 2009 @ 8:05am CDT
Gotta say, man... I'm always one for backing up Stan Bush, he does some great stuff... but this one just don't sit right with me... I think he could have done a better job with a brand new song, as opposed to trying to "update" a classic. I didn't think it was "terrible", I didn't think it was "the worst thing I've ever heard" either, but it wasn't what I've come to expect from the man, either.
I hope he tries again.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921668)
Posted by alpha4356 on May 15th, 2009 @ 8:21am CDT
I always listen to the original Touch because its brilliant and it says that when the going gets tough you can acheive anything. :D This new version is just wrong!! It just dosen't seem the same! :-( So I'll stick to the original version.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921669)
Posted by Prime Evil on May 15th, 2009 @ 8:37am CDT
Ok, I never bashed the guy for trying to bank his career on one song. Hell, I'd do the same if I could, but this...this is just not good at all. He's better off doing the original song. *sighs*

And yeah, I think I need to get THAT song outta my head now with the original...
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921674)
Posted by DevastaTTor on May 15th, 2009 @ 8:45am CDT
I really loved the original soundtrack. That was painful for me. Stan Bush is no Linkin Park.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921681)
Posted by xxaMaxx on May 15th, 2009 @ 8:52am CDT
Mechastrike wrote:YOU SOLD OUT! :-x YOU SOLD OUT! :-x YOU SOLD OUT! :-x


I'm pretty sure you have to be making money to have sold out. I get the impression poor Stan Bush isn't really making money off his music.

I think the biggest problem with this, and I saw a lot of problems, is that the lyrics really only work in a cheesy eighties song. This project was doomed from the start.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921696)
Posted by justynnbailey on May 15th, 2009 @ 9:16am CDT
Linkin Park...that's what it sounds like! But yea...this one seems less...inspirational...which may sound hokey in a way but I think that's why I loved the original so much...
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921700)
Posted by Primus C-00 on May 15th, 2009 @ 9:25am CDT
Ohhh man, that's just sad.

Poor Stan...

What's with everyone looking like their jizzing in their pants?

#-o
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921705)
Posted by Sid Delicious on May 15th, 2009 @ 9:36am CDT
I'm going to go listen to the original now. I think i have to renew my faith in the TF franchise and life in general...
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921710)
Posted by Protoformer on May 15th, 2009 @ 9:55am CDT
I just took a look at this, and....wow.

Personally, I will always be a big fan of his own work, but the vibe given off by the video feels like he's trying a bit too hard to fit the theme of the movie. Sure, the original was campy, but hell, we loved it... and still do.

If this makes it to the ROTF soundtrack, I will be majorly surprised.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921711)
Posted by Energon on May 15th, 2009 @ 9:58am CDT
I never cared for "the touch" the first time around. Maybe it will be better. Hopefully he changed the words...a lot.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921712)
Posted by Quaternion on May 15th, 2009 @ 10:02am CDT
Washed up 80s rocker FAIL

That was horrible. At least the original has some 80s cheese factor going for it. If they put the original in ROTF, it might actually be comical. This is just sad. I mean, Stan Bush has always been a washed up hack, but now he has sunk to new levels of washed up hackiness. I didn't think it was possible. Stan, its time to give up, buddy (actually, it was time to give up 20 years ago, but who's counting?).
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921714)
Posted by First-Aid on May 15th, 2009 @ 10:08am CDT
OMG...

OK, ya'll know I'm not really the negative type. I'm usually the one trying to look at the positives.

But whoa...that video was positively awful. I didn't mind the music so much...until the rapping started. My first thought was of the 1994 remake Bon Jovi did of "Livin on a Prayer"...the way they slowed that one down was also real bad. I'm sorry, but even I can't defend this one...take out the rap and MAYBE it's okay.

You'd expect something more from someone with multiple Emmy awards...
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921716)
Posted by Solrac333 on May 15th, 2009 @ 10:13am CDT
RAP??!!! I hate rap but that was just embarrassing. And the creepy guitar player. This whole thing was just painful.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921722)
Posted by Cyclonus_Maximus on May 15th, 2009 @ 10:25am CDT
Cyclonus Maximus has mixed feelings about it. I liked the "edge" it was given, but I would have liked for the tune to remain at least similar to the original. I really enjoyed the battle scenes set to the guitar solo. Mixed feelings about the rap, but it was ok.

Overall, C-, and the grade is only this high because he included scenes from ROTF in it and gave it an edge.

Cyclonus Maximus has spoken.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921727)
Posted by Robinson on May 15th, 2009 @ 10:35am CDT
2 girls 1 cup was easier to watch than that.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921728)
Posted by Ronynus Prime on May 15th, 2009 @ 10:45am CDT
It's really not that bad. The audio quality (Youtube' general output quality not withstanding) is really no different than say the "Before It's Too Late" single from the first film. It would be rather easy to hear this playing in a scene or typically at the end credits. I think what the real problem is is the production quality of the music video... :|
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921734)
Posted by Stickshift on May 15th, 2009 @ 10:54am CDT
Oh dear! :oops:
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921760)
Posted by Firebird on May 15th, 2009 @ 12:15pm CDT
I liked it until the one guy started rapping :P

And why was the other guitarist smiling at me the whole time?
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921767)
Posted by Primus C-00 on May 15th, 2009 @ 12:27pm CDT
Robinson wrote:2 girls 1 cup was easier to watch than that.


*lolth*

:P
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921792)
Posted by jonusjaxon on May 15th, 2009 @ 1:22pm CDT
Bad Stan! Bad! *rubs Stan's nose in it*
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921835)
Posted by Ravage XK on May 15th, 2009 @ 2:49pm CDT
Mummy, make it stop!!

Actually, I can see what he was trying to do. Put some emotion into it, change the style. If I were him I would consider that a maybe. Why not hand it over to somebody else to rework if it has be reworked, there must be some band out there that could bring it up to date.

The guitar guy made me nervous.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921849)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on May 15th, 2009 @ 3:49pm CDT
I don't like it. The rap was bad, but Bush's singing style was terrible. The original song loses its anthem-like quality and taps into a style that peaked in popularity about 6 years ago.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921853)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 15th, 2009 @ 4:00pm CDT
Dear god what was that? Couldnt even watch the hole thing. Compared to the original that was crap. Stan just because you cant hit those high notes the same way any more doesnt mean you add in a terrible rapper guy. linkin park already did a song for the album theres no need for a linkinparkesc song. Im sorry im a fan of his work but this was just wrong. They should've just re-recorded the original so it sounds fresh and new like Iron Maiden did with Wrathchild. Hell a live version of the original would've kicked ass. I would agree with those that say he sold out. And its kinda our fault to. We wanted one of his songs in the movie so bad that he did what they wanted instead of sticking to what works so it would be included. See this movie franchise is screwing up the TF universe.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921859)
Posted by Robinson on May 15th, 2009 @ 4:22pm CDT
Megatron_Wolf wrote:Dear god what was that? Couldnt even watch the hole thing. Compared to the original that was crap. Stan just because you cant hit those high notes the same way any more doesnt mean you add in a terrible rapper guy. linkin park already did a song for the album theres no need for a linkinparkesc song. Im sorry im a fan of his work but this was just wrong. They should've just re-recorded the original so it sounds fresh and new like Iron Maiden did with Wrathchild. Hell a live version of the original would've kicked ass. I would agree with those that say he sold out. And its kinda our fault to. We wanted one of his songs in the movie so bad that he did what they wanted instead of sticking to what works so it would be included. See this movie franchise is screwing up the TF universe.

I REALLY doubt that version will be in the movie. That was in no way a studio backed video, the production quality on it was just crap.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921861)
Posted by YRQRM0 on May 15th, 2009 @ 4:28pm CDT
This is okay...I geuss. I wasn't around in the 80's, but I'm big enough TF fan to appreciate the glory of the old version, a well as the movie itself. But this just doesn't fit with it. The chorous is cool, everything else is bad. If Linkin Park redid this song inot modern rock, WITHOUT San, it could've been awesome. Stan has too much 80's in him, he can't adapt to the modern sounds. Linkin Park IS the modernsound, they probably could've done it.

BTW, I love the original, and Dare, so I'm not trying to bag on Stan at all
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921884)
Posted by AdventPrime on May 15th, 2009 @ 5:51pm CDT
*sigh* I'm probably gonna get flamed for this, but I actually like this song.
The video's meh with that random guitar player dude, but the effects were pretty good.
I like the original, but it's a bit too 80's for me. This is a nice alternative for me.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921885)
Posted by justynnbailey on May 15th, 2009 @ 6:01pm CDT
AdventPrime wrote:*sigh* I'm probably gonna get flamed for this, but I actually like this song.
The video's meh with that random guitar player dude, but the effects were pretty good.
I like the original, but it's a bit too 80's for me. This is a nice alternative for me.



Admittedly I'm still not 100% sure on what "flaming" is, but it isn't a crime to like a song. It just isnt my cup of tea....
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921896)
Posted by Badass Grimlock on May 15th, 2009 @ 6:23pm CDT
Forgotten wrote:That was the worst thing i've heard in soooo long and I just listened to the new Eminem cd so there's a comparison for ya. I think that now that band needs to be cast in ROTF and have megatron step on them, grind his heel and activate a tank tread so that we never have any more of these outbursts of "artistic idea" from Stan & co. appear in the next Transformers movie. Maybe I went to far, but.......I THOUGHT THAT WAS TERRIBLE!!!


Dude, I think you just out-grossed the finale of Turok with that statement.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921900)
Posted by Blozor on May 15th, 2009 @ 6:31pm CDT
The Interent: Raping your childhood since 1996.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921918)
Posted by Counterpunch on May 15th, 2009 @ 7:32pm CDT
He clearly does not understand the genre he's imitating there.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921986)
Posted by Samsonator on May 15th, 2009 @ 10:31pm CDT
Y'know, a second listen to the song, and just listening, not actually watching the horrendous video with creepy-rapey-guitarman there, it's not that bad, I still think Stan coulda done better and all, but really, not bad.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (921995)
Posted by Stickshift on May 15th, 2009 @ 11:03pm CDT
As far as the guitarist goes, surely it's a case of "Don't Touch"?
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (922003)
Posted by Cyberjet #7 on May 15th, 2009 @ 11:27pm CDT
A part of the Transformer spirit just died when that song was created.

Take a great, '80s, upbeat rock song about how kick-ass Optimus Prime is and turn it into an off-key, melodramatic, over-indulgent sob-fest. I wasn't thrilled with seeing Stan in a tight leather jacket, with his gut sticking out during his "The Touch"/warfare remix and it doesn't flatter him now, either. He was unable to hit any of the notes well and parts sounded as if his voice was about to crack; the expression on his face looked painful.

Besides, what does "The Touch" have to do with Sam? The ROTF trailer shows Sam freaking out, denying any part of the "war", and rejecting a robot who saves his life in order to go to college. Every lyric in the song is a contradiction to the character of Sam Witwicky.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (922149)
Posted by First Gen on May 16th, 2009 @ 9:48am CDT
Wow. That was beyond bad. The Touch: Sam's Theme?!! Are you serious?

It was so bad I was waiting for the joke.



I'm still waiting.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (922155)
Posted by Counterpunch on May 16th, 2009 @ 10:23am CDT
This is like the least likely thing for Michael Bay to pick up...
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (922180)
Posted by Steamed_Ham on May 16th, 2009 @ 11:37am CDT
xxaMaxx wrote:
Mechastrike wrote:YOU SOLD OUT! :-x YOU SOLD OUT! :-x YOU SOLD OUT! :-x


I'm pretty sure you have to be making money to have sold out. I get the impression poor Stan Bush isn't really making money off his music.


While I doubt he dives into a swiming pool of money Scrooge McDuck-style every night, but wouldn't he get a decent amount of money off royalties from the original TF movie and Bloodsport, Kickboxer etc?

I heard The Touch in the men's bathroom of my local cinema once, he should have got a full 5p from that right there.
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (922220)
Posted by Mechas8n on May 16th, 2009 @ 1:05pm CDT
So I take it we didnt like it then.

I never got to see it as its gone now, but How could he have possibly thought that was a good idea "I know Ill take somthing from the 1980's and update it with modern styling and sensibilities. Im sure the Transformers fans love it when that happens!"

:-P
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (922224)
Posted by Stickshift on May 16th, 2009 @ 1:15pm CDT
I heard The Touch in the men's bathroom of my local cinema once, he should have got a full 5p from that right there.


Maybe that was the guitarist in the stall with the hole in the side?

Not sure about the 5p though. From the looks of him he was probably doing it for free.

:wink:
Re: Stan Bush remakes "The Touch" (922972)
Posted by Phenotype on May 18th, 2009 @ 11:05am CDT
Man, I really feel bad for Stan. He's just a guy struggling to make it during difficult times in an even more difficult industry and he's trying to update his sound and make something he thinks would appeal to a younger fanbase. He's obviously very proud of his work and this new song has been met with nothing but negativity and insults. Sure, the song isn't the greatest but it's better than a lot of the garbage that's out there. It sucks they felt the need to re-edit the video because of the backlash from the fans. I can't imagine anything more disheartening than releasing something you're really proud of and having everyone shit all over it.

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