Stan Bush's new version of 'The Touch'

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Stan Bush's new version of 'The Touch'

Post by Mr_Tigg » Fri May 15, 2009 8:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBP2NKATKPI

Not sure what to make up. It's like he's tried to rip off Linkin Park, which are really not a band that should be ripped off.

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Post by Guest » Fri May 15, 2009 8:51 pm

It's not exactly as memorable as, say, Derek and the Dominos' Layla, when Clapton re-released it as an acoustic version 20 years on.

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Post by Predabot » Sun May 17, 2009 4:12 pm

It's been taken down. Anybody got an alternate link?

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Post by stranger » Mon May 18, 2009 3:59 pm

The original has dated horribly, and as updates go it's not bad, considering how cheesy it was. The biggest problem is the guy looks like your dad trying to be cool, pot belly and all to boot. Still - can't blame a guy for trying to jump on a bandwagon.

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Post by Mr_Tigg » Mon May 18, 2009 5:04 pm

stranger wrote:The original has dated horribly, and as updates go it's not bad, considering how cheesy it was. The biggest problem is the guy looks like your dad trying to be cool, pot belly and all to boot. Still - can't blame a guy for trying to jump on a bandwagon.


I don't think the original has aged that badly. Granted it's cheesy, but hell it's better than this Linkin Park styled version.

Agree that the video is bad - terrible art direction. Looks like it was made by someone with limited After Effects skills.

I can understand why he's jumped on the bandwagon, but can't see Bay going for it.

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Post by Scott13 » Mon May 18, 2009 8:32 pm

Not sure I like this! I quite liked the 80's classic :eek:

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Post by Best First » Wed May 20, 2009 11:57 am

I believe you are still allowed to listen to it :)

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Post by Metal Vendetta » Wed May 20, 2009 3:29 pm

Huh. It's okay, but I'm reminded of the Boogie Nights version over the TFTM one. Actually, listening while I type this, I find it's much better if you don't look at it.
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Post by Legion » Thu May 21, 2009 9:33 pm

hmmmm...

makes me want to listen to the original version...

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Post by Mr_Tigg » Fri May 22, 2009 9:35 am

Scott13 wrote:Not sure I like this! I quite liked the 80's classic :eek:


Noticed you're from Derbyshire - off topic slightly, but a DCFC fan per chance?

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Post by Predabot » Sun May 24, 2009 7:28 pm

Hmm... Some parts are pretty decent, but the incessant "rapping" destroys it. No siree, this version is not quite as awesome as the original hair metal version.

God... I love that song.

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Post by Hound » Sun May 24, 2009 8:23 pm

The original is awesome, it's so uplifting, which is why I don't think the lyrics fit this moodier new version.

I always preferred 'Dare' myself. Tune.
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Post by BB Shockwave » Mon May 25, 2009 8:43 am

Shortpacked put down my thoughts exactly... :)

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Post by The Last Autobot » Mon May 25, 2009 2:54 pm

He lost the Touch.
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Post by stranger » Tue May 26, 2009 9:02 pm

Hound wrote:I always preferred 'Dare' myself. Tune.


Totally with you on that one. It works a lot better for me than The Touch, which has always sounded a little sappy. Dare sounds like a guy should be singing it, whereas the other one would arguably sound more natural with a female vocal...

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Post by snarl » Wed May 27, 2009 11:50 am

hahaha... this is ****!

The thing is, enough people are monumental ***** so this could likely be swallowed up by enough **** for it to be considered a hit.

I just got a picture of Jack Donaghy giving this the hard sell to some thoughtless CEO schmock.
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