Aug. 23 street date. Making the AOR scene in the early 80s, STAN BUSH's cachè was high, with many an impartial observer naming him as one to watch. Indeed, his debut solo album garnered healthy critical acclaim, even if it did not have the sales to match the hype. In 1987 Stan signed to the Scotti Brothers label, but this time under the handle of Stan Bush & Barrage, a ruse designed, just like Bon Jovi, to toughen up his image and present a sharper, band identity to the record buying public. Produced by veteran Richie Wise, the music was superbly executed hook laden melodic rock sitting atop raunchy guitar work and big beefy drum 'n' bass. It is also an album notable for including "The Touch", a track that was included in the soundtrack to the hit movie 'Transformers', helping it to become a melodic staple recognised the world over. Hailed as one of the best AOR albums of the era, 'Stan Bush & Barrage' is a triumphant statement of intent and one that should have resulted in multiplatinum glory.