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You’ve Got The Touch!

Long before Dirk Diggler recorded half of this song during his drug-induced downward spiral, Stan Bush rocked it for 1986’s Transformers: The Movie, which was the same year Michael Bay played the role of "Goon" in an episode of Miami Vice. I saw the original Transformers movie in the theater and was blown away that most of the original robots died and on top of that, SWEARING. Couple that with a cast that included Leonard Nimoy and Orson Welles in his final role, and you’ve got PURE ENERGON, Friend. Recently, I tried to convince my girlfriend that the movie was "cool," but for some reason she didn’t feel it held up. I have a keen sense of perception which I used to come to this conclusion when she looked at me and said, "This is garbage," fifteen minutes in.

I had never seen the music video that accompanied the laser-guided winner-rock of Stan Bush, who must no doubt be surprised that his message of victorious triumph has morphed into an ironic retard anthem.

The chilling part of the video that leaves you feeling like you’re taking a tarantula bath comes at the beginning when Optimus Prime tells a kid, "I leave you with The Touch."

Buon Appetito!

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  1. Dan Telfer says:

    I wonder why stop-motion animation never caught on with the Transformers universe.

  2. Jay says:

    i’m glad you brought this song/video up Chris. It’s truly a classic and they should have used it in the new film at least as an inside joke.

  3. Caleb says:

    I personally Love the Song, and think that it’s possibly one of the best everm though the opening that showed Prime and the kid and when the kid said: “What happend to Grimlock, did they drop him on his head?” Just makes me think og Huffer, and why we never saw him EVER again. You make fun of Ratchets Dino-bots, you get wacked.

  4. michael says:

    …or the power…

  5. The Nerdist says:

    Alan, that doesn’t sound like the words of someone who’s got The Touch…

  6. Alan says:

    Who else here agrees Chris owes us the time back (however small) that we invested on watching this video? I’m thinking repayment by iTunes gift certificates; none of this make us do contests for treats anymore.

  7. Nick says:

    I had to stop the video 2 minutes in. My brain hurt from it.

    “I’ll be back to transform your day into an adventure” (or something like that. I’m not too confident in my quoting abilities right now. Anyways…) if you know what I mean!

    That was a bit too anticlimactic of a punchline. Damn parenthesis…

  8. Michael says:

    It’s sad that he didn’t record a song to go along with the animated GI Joe movie.

  9. Loupis says:

    Oh my dear god in heaven. This has opened a floodgate of traumatic 80’s memories. Please, make it stop.

  10. Caleb says:

    I actually know the entire song by heart and spent money on a Stan Bush Album just for this song and Dare. And at least now I know that Stan Bush did not write a Sond for a Giant Robot, as awesome as it may be.

  11. Ella says:

    That was the most delicious piece of awesome my brain has ever tasted.

  12. Crystal says:

    *shrug* Apparently not.

    But he did hit the ball out of the park by bringing “Flash Gordon” into my life. Now THAT movie holds up. 🙂

    *sings Queen’s theme song*

  13. The Nerdist says:

    Not a fan of alien Rastafarians, eh?

  14. Crystal says:

    “Recently, I tried to convince my girlfriend that the movie was “cool,” but for some reason she didn’t feel it held up.”

    This would be the same effort that my SO made with “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.” He was met with similar results.