In a recent interview with Talking Metal podcast, former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright has revealed the weird story about why AC/DC put TVs up in recording studio.
He remembered the time when they record three soundtrack songs (“Who Made Who” and the instrumentals “D.T.” and “Chase The Ace”) for Stephen King film “Maximum Overdrive”.
Here’s the story:
“They booked a studio in the Bahamas — Compass Point — where they did some of ‘Back In Black’, I guess, if not all of it; I’m not sure. But they’d been there before anyway. Again, it was down to business. I thought it was great, that song [‘Who Made Who’]. It had a great rhythm and good feel and catchy chorus. It was pretty cool.
But the tracks for the movie that were kind of the instrumental things, that was a little weird. They put TVs up in the studio to play to, and Angus [Young] would do some blues licks. It was kind of a jumbled up album.
I was hoping that we could have done just a normal album without anything to do with a movie. But that wasn’t my call. There were a lot of things in that band that weren’t my call. So I just went along with it… As for the movie, well, I’m not sure about that one. [Laughs] [It was] kind of a cult classic, I guess you’d get away with calling it. [Laughs]”
You can listen to the entire interview below.