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3.0 out of 5 stars Who Made Who? Stephen King..., 15 Dec 2010
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As many have commented here, this was indeed the soundtrack for now cult Stephen King trailer trash movie Maximum Overdrive.

This album is a soundtrack and features all the songs that were featured in the film itself that were performed by AC/DC (the film has excerpts from Wagner and an ice cream truck plays King of the Road as it's jingle) - bar a few short instrumentals from the movie (one of which is a sweet blues jam with some great solo work from Angus).

Who Made Who is the official theme song, with lyrics (particularly the chorus) taken indirectly from the movie script, and D.T. and Chase the Ace were both featured in the film during chase scenes or when the machines go beserk in some instances.

The rest of the tracks appear at different intervals depending on what the characters are doing - Ride On for instance, occurs during a quieter moment where things look bleak for the heroes in the film - it adds to the atmosphere (well what there is to be had in the film itself).

Who Made Who is a fine rocking album in it's own right (indeed, the title song is one of my all time favourite AC/DC tracks from the Johnson era), but it works better as a soundtrack album if you've actually seen the film, to work out why there are such curios as remixed versions of Sink the Pink and Shake Your Foundations - and no songs such as T.N.T., Highway to Hell (I guess even King thought that wasn't ironic enough a song for a bunch of folks being slaughtered by trucks at a truck stop, or maybe the band just wanted to be relevant with the current line up), or even Flick of the Switch, Rising Power - or some similar song that could contain dark humour to go with the film itself.

They maybe should have just released Who Made Who as an EP instead of an album, but Stephen King fans into hard rock should get it to complete part of his works - and if you're an Acca Dacca fan, you should do the same.

As an AC/DC album, it is certainly a stopgap, but if you don't have If You Want Blood (a true example of a greatest hits album - and live, when the band are at their best), Who Made Who isn't a bad time capsule of the early to mid 80's - though like Maximum Overdrive itself, it IS an acquired taste.
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