Who Made Who
Who Made Who is a soundtrack album by Australian band AC/DC, released May 24, 1986 as the soundtrack to the Stephen King film Maximum Overdrive. It was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.
|Who Made Who|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||24 May 1986|
|Producer||Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Harry Vanda, George Young, Angus Young, Malcolm Young|
|Singles from Who Made Who|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
Three tracks on the album – "Who Made Who" and the instrumentals "D.T." and "Chase the Ace" – were newly written and recorded by AC/DC in the Bahamas with George Young and Harry Vanda, who had produced all of the band's LP's from 1975 to 1978. The rest were taken from the band's previous albums. Only one song, "Ride On", is from the Bon Scott era; all of the others feature Brian Johnson. During the Who Made Who sessions, five other short instrumental songs were recorded for Maximum Overdrive all written by Malcolm Young and Angus Young:
- "Death City"
- "Bad Boy"
- "Contre Attack"
- "Humans Here"
Along with the album, the band released a 73-minute video tape, which contained music videos for the songs "Who Made Who", "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Shake Your Foundations" (remixed), "Hells Bells", and footage from a live performance of "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)", which was filmed in Detroit in 1983. The video for the title track was directed by David Mallet at the Brixton Academy in London and features a multitude of Angus clones. According to the book AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll, 300 members of the band's fan club, and others who had simply heard about the event on the radio, came from all over the country and even slept out in the freezing cold to take part.
King would allude to the album's title song in the 1990 revised and expanded edition of his novel The Stand, where one of the novel's characters changes the lyrics to "Flu made who".
The song "Who Made Who" was written for the Stephen King movie Maximum Overdrive, where the theme was around machines that came alive and begin killing people. The lyrics follow the idea of the gadgets and devices created by mankind coming to rule over human beings instead of the other way around; the irony where humans become subservient to the technology they created.
The song "Who Made Who" became the band's most successful single in years, reaching #16 in the UK and #33 in the US. It was also voted second best track of 1986 by the readers of Hit Parader magazine. Following this, a re-issue of "You Shook Me All Night Long" was released from the album, peaking at #46 in the UK. The album has sold five million copies in the US. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic calls the album "a ripping AC/DC retrospective" and applauds the band "rescuing songs like Sink the Pink' from otherwise mediocre albums."
|1.||"Who Made Who"||3:27|
|2.||"You Shook Me All Night Long" (from Back in Black)||3:30|
|3.||"D.T." (instrumental)||M. Young, A. Young||2:53|
|4.||"Sink the Pink" (from Fly on the Wall)||4:13|
|5.||"Ride On" (from Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap)||M. Young, A. Young, Bon Scott||5:51|
|6.||"Hells Bells" (from Back in Black)||5:12|
|7.||"Shake Your Foundations" (from Fly on the Wall)||3:53|
|8.||"Chase the Ace" (instrumental)||M. Young, A. Young||3:01|
|9.||"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" (from For Those About to Rock We Salute You)||5:53|
- "Who Made Who"
- "You Shook Me All Night Long"
- "Shake Your Foundations"
- "Hells Bells"
- "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" [Joe Louis Arena, Detroit - November 1983]
- All five videos were re-released as part of the Family Jewels DVD set.
- Brian Johnson - lead vocals
- Angus Young - lead guitar
- Malcolm Young - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Cliff Williams - bass guitar, backing vocals
- Simon Wright - drums
- Bon Scott - lead vocals on "Ride On"
- Phil Rudd - drums on "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Ride On", "Hells Bells" and "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"
- Mark Evans - bass guitar and backing vocals on "Ride On"
|1986||Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart|
|1986||US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart|
|1986||UK Albums Chart|
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- UK Singles chart - AC/DC
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- "Who Made Who". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
- "American certifications – AC/DC – Who Made Who". Recording Industry Association of America.
- Lyrics on AC/DC's official website
- AC/DC – Who Made Who at Discogs (list of releases)
- Soundtracks for Maximum Overdrive on IMDb