Who Made Who

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Who Made Who
Soundtrack album by AC/DC
Released 24 May 1986
Recorded December 1985
Genre Hard rock
Length 37:50
Label Albert
Producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Harry Vanda, George Young, Angus Young, Malcolm Young
AC/DC chronology
Fly on the Wall
(1985)
Who Made Who
(1986)
Blow Up Your Video
(1988)
Singles from Who Made Who
  1. "Who Made Who"
    Released: 24 May 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars [3]

Who Made Who is a hard rock album by Australian band AC/DC, released in 1986 as the soundtrack to the Stephen King movie Maximum Overdrive. 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". 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. 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. Who Made Who reached #11 in the UK[4] and #33 in the US,[5] and has sold five million copies in the US. It was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.

Along with the album, the band released a video tape, which contained music videos for the songs "Who Made Who", "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Shake Your Foundations", "Hells Bells", and footage from a live performance of "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)", which was filmed in Detroit in 1983.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Album[edit]

All songs written and composed by Malcolm Young, Angus Young and Brian Johnson, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Who Made Who"     3:27
2. "You Shook Me All Night Long"     3:30
3. "D.T." (Instrumental) M. Young, A. Young 2:53
4. "Sink the Pink"     4:13
5. "Ride On"   M. Young, A. Young, Bon Scott 5:51
6. "Hells Bells"     5:12
7. "Shake Your Foundations"     3:53
8. "Chase the Ace" (Instrumental) M. Young, A. Young 3:01
9. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"     5:53
  • Vinyl and Australian CD release CDP.746299 2 of Who Made Who feature the single remix of "Shake Your Foundations", and other CD releases include the version on Fly on the Wall (1985).

The Who Made Who film runs for 73 Minutes

During the Who Made Who sessions, five other short instrumental songs were recorded for Maximum Overdrive:

All songs composed by Angus and Malcolm Young.

  1. "Death City"
  2. "Bad Boy"
  3. "Contre Attack"
  4. "Scared"
  5. "Humans Here"

Video[edit]

  1. "Who Made Who"
  2. "You Shook Me All Night Long"
  3. "Shake Your Foundations"
  4. "Hells Bells"
  5. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"
  • All five videos were re-released as part of the Family Jewels DVD set.

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • 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"

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Peak Position
1986 Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart
4
1986 US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart
33 [5]
1986 UK Albums Chart
11[4]

Certification[edit]

Country Sales Certification
United States 5,000,000 5× Platinum [7]

External links[edit]

  • Lyrics on AC/DC's official website

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "AC/DC: Who Made Who > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: AC/DC". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "AC/DC: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Who Made Who". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-30. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "AC/DC: Who Made Who > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  6. ^ Saulnier, Jason (22 january 2009). "Simon Wright Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "American certifications – AC/DC – Who Made Who". Recording Industry Association of America.