AC/DC, 'Sink the Pink'
I recently had the pleasure of watching Maximum Overdrive from beginning to end. Though I had seen most of the movie after a certain point, I had never seen the very beginning. I now regret it. The movie seems much more epic when missing the first half hour or so. (I always thought Emilio Estevez’ character was a truck driver. Nope.)
If you have never seen Maximum Overdrive, I highly recommend watching it. Directed by Stephen King, who admitted to being addicted to cocaine during production, Maximum Overdrive is a cheesy eighties horror movie somewhat akin to Killer Klowns from Outer Space. (Is it a horror movie? I guess it would be.) The movie’s redeeming aspect — besides its sheer absurdity — is the soundtrack, composed entirely by AC/DC. In certain ways, the soundtrack — featuring “Who Made Who,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” and “Hells Bells” — overshadows the movie. In fact, it is worth watching Maximum Overdrive just for the soundtrack.
Anyway, “Sink the Pink” is played briefly on a jukebox before it fries. When I saw the scene, I was unsure whether or not it was played by AC/DC, but, of course, it was. The song, I thought, sounded much harder in the movie. But whatever.
Wondering about the fly cartoon character? “Sink the Pink” was originally included on the album Fly on the Wall and the video is part of a five-song set for the video of the same name.
When the woman in pink starts dancing toward the end, I needed to look away. It is just…awkward.