|Who Made Who|
|Produced by Harry Vanda & George Young|
|Released on May 1986|
|UK CHART POSITION #11 . . . US CHART POSITION #33 . . . PLATINUM RECORD (3/24/87), 5x PLATINUM (1/22/01)|
|Find it at GEMM|
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W ho Made Who served as the soundtrack to the Stephen King film, “Maximum Overdrive,” mixing three new tracks (two of them instrumentals) with popular selections from their catalog. Little mention is made of the movie itself (a small blurb on the back cover tells us this is “the official soundtrack from the Stephen King film Maximum Overdrive”), as Atlantic was likely content to let consumers perceive this as the next release from AC/DC. The new single, “Who Made Who,” is a meet ‘n pertaters rocker that pretty much consists of one chord, while the instrumentals “D.T.” and “Chase the Ace” are little more than musical intermissions between songs. So how did this album ever sell five million copies in the US? Er, “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You), “Hells Bells,” hello. This may be as close as AC/DC has come to releasing a greatest hits package, and some fans took it as such, gorging on the band’s greatness. I’ve read elsewhere that Stephen King picked these songs himself (to be taken with the usual grain of salt), and crabsodyinblue.com notes that the version of “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)” was remixed for this movie (I can’t corroborate since I don’t have the original). Just something to chew on, since the first theory would explain the inclusion of “Ride On,” the second why “For Those About To Rock” sounds so crisp and calculated to my ears. In all honesty, Who Made Who doesn’t function any better as a catch-all of hits than Back In Black. The inclusion of “Sink The Pink” and “Shake Your Foundations” from Fly On The Wall is self-serving, the two new instrumentals simply unnecessary, and the packaging stingy (as most soundtracks are). But compared to the lackluster movie, it’s clear who the real kings are.
|81650-1-E back cover|
BRIAN JOHNSON --
CLIFF WILLIAMS --
SIMON WRIGHT --
ANGUS YOUNG --
MALCOLM YOUNG --
George Bodnar -- photos
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||April 29, 2003||Sony/Epic||LP/CD||80211||digital remaster|
|EUR||April 30, 2003||Sony||LP/CD||510769||digital remaster|
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