31 Years Ago: @acdc Release ‘Who Made Who’
It was released as the soundtrack for the Stephen King film ‘Maximum Overdrive’ on May 24, 1986, but Who Made Who was more than a piece of memorabilia for a mediocre fright flick. AC/DC hadn’t released a really solid album since 1981’s ‘For Those About to Rock We Salute You’ and ‘Who Made Who’ was a solid reminder of the Australian band’s excellence and influence.
To promote the album, AC/DC released a 73-minute-long VHS tape that featured music videos for “Who Made Who,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Shake Your Foundations (remixed),” “Hells Bells” and a live performance of “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” shot in Detroit in 1983. The tape went Gold in 1988.
For as much momentum as AC/DC generated with Who Made Who it’s a shame that it’s follow-up, 1988’s ‘Blow Up Your Video,’ was pretty much a dud and that the band didn’t regain stride until 1990’s The Razor’s Edge, which contained “Thunderstruck,” “Moneytalks” and “Are You Ready” – not that any of the band’s live shows between 1988 and 1990 suffered either in sales or entertainment value.