Who Made Who

Album: Who Made Who (1986)
Charted: 16
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the theme song to Maximum Overdrive, a movie based on Stephen King's short story Trucks. The movie was also directed by King. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Billy - Otway, OH

Comments: 21

  • AnonymousI think it about a gambling problem
  • Jimblor from AntarcitcaI always thought this song maybe insinuated a subtle question regarding the bands history.. for example - did joining AC/DC propel Brian Johnston's career to new heights of fame and glory? Or did Brian Johnston carry this band onwards and upwards on the international stage after Bon's death? Who made who? Perhaps I'm reading too much into it... Just enjoy the song you fool.... : )
  • Kevin from Edmonton, AbHey, Anthony from NY--I think you're looking for the 12" Extended Mix. So good!
  • Anthony from New York, NyRemember when this album was releases & when the song came out. This may seem trivial but there is a version of “Who Made Who” that I’ve been looking for all this time & I can’t find it. The thing is the first time I ever heard this song played on the radio & maybe 1 or 2 other times since then there was a 2-3 second guitar intro into the song that none of the cds’s have & it’s been killing me trying to find it since then. Hopefully someone here has heard & knows what I’m talking about. Special mix? Promotional copy mix? It’s just a couple, if not a few extra chords at the start of the song then it launches into the normal version of the song that we all know. But again I’ve never come across it for sale or download as of yet.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjAwesome song, awesome video!

    I love AC/DC but about that Metallica comment I think in the 80's Metallica is the best (In my opinion of course!) After that the band pretty much used AC/DC as an influence and and made simpler, more direct hard rock.
  • Steven from Universal City, TxThe movie may have been a box office throwaway [to some] but this song and the soundtrack itself, must've been good if it's still here today! Rock on!
  • Stacia from Manhattan, KsThe early guitar riff is obviously based on final riff of The Who's "Baba O'Reilly," but I don't know if it's merely homage or has more significance.
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandOld Pink, the guy's name is JIM BREUER, not Brewer
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandThe song is about man inventing things that ultimately take over people.

    Video games are programmed by people yet make people addicted and lose their money.
    Bank accounts hold your money yet you make a high grade at school and you lose more money in tax.
  • Aaraon from Dallas, TxWhen taken in context of the movie, the song is clearly about a man talking to an attacking machine. Machines are made by men, but in the movie, the machines are killing men. It's basically along the lines of "Why would you do this to me? I MADE YOU!" Kind of like Frankenstein's monster, I suppose.
  • Sean from Kearns , UtI still dont see what this song is about, My opinion is that it asks the question who made who? Did God make man? or did man make god to explain that that he could not explain
  • Andrés from Montevideo, UruguayQuite a POWERFUL song... it just transmit such an amount of energy, damn perfect to start the day :)
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InThis is one of their best.
    Angus just rocks out, and that quick rhythm trick he uses really drives this song irresistibly onward.
    Since Brian screams as always, it's hard to say if he really stands out, but whatever he says sounds so awesome.
    If anyone has ever seen the Jim Brewer piece in which he portrays (complete with full band!) what it would sound like if AC/DC did the Hokie Pokie.
    It is hilarious.
  • Elanor from Liverpool, United Kingdomall of acdc songs are better than metillica
  • Austin from Bristow, VaSo underrated and underapreciated. AC/DC deserved more respect back then.
  • Bess from San Diego, CaThis is the only AC/DC song I've ever heard that has even vaguely thought-provoking lyrics. Rock on, guys!
  • Selina from Perth, Australiayeah...good theory but y the hell would Acca Dacca sing about robots..? tis weird...
  • Levi Foe from St. Petersburg, FlI think it's saying did humans make robots or did robots make humans,hecnce who made who,in the video they take Angus' measurments.When i say they i mean the robots.But i could be wrong
  • Selina from Perth, AustraliaI love this song...but I don't really get it...like What's Next To The Moon...any1 no?
  • Selina from Perth, Australiaand what the hell is this song about
  • Chelsea from Wichita, KsSuch an underrated song,it's my fav. of AC/DC's.
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