Before Dirk Diggler, the Transformers and Stan Bush had 'The Touch'
In 1986, the animated Transformers: The Movie was released to the delight of many pubescent boys. Somewhere amongst the fights between Megatron and Optimus Prime is Stan Bush’s The Touch.
The Touch was originally recorded for the 1986 movie Cobra with Sylvester Stallone but ended up in Transformers instead. Though the song is a fine rocker, The Touch is perhaps more remembered for Mark Wahlberg’s butchering in 1997’s Boogie Nights.
Though it had a lukewarm reception upon its release, Transformers: The Movie has gained favor over the generations, enhanced by the continuing popularity of the toys and live action blockbuster movies of the past decade. The movie features many prominent voices such as Leonard Nimoy, Eric Idle and Judd Nelson plus the it has the dubious distinction as being the last roles for Orson Welles and Scatman Crothers.
Stan Bush is still active with music and recently had a song included in this year’s release of the video game “Tombraider.”