Next to the justly celebrated At Budokan , In Color is the band's most defining record, even if they have misgivings about Werman's studio gloss. Truth be told, the production showcases a side of them that may never have come out otherwise. In the late '90s, the band reportedly re-recorded the entire album with producer Steve Albini, an engineer known for his press-"record"-and-let-the-band-go-wild style, which he applied to Nirvana 's final studio album, In Utero. The re-recorded In Color never came out, but the sessions have surfaced online.
The big commercial push for the band didn't really pay off at home. Cheap Trick had to wait another couple of years before one of their albums broke into the Top 40 Budokan , again , but just one year until Heaven Tonight 's "Surrender" nudged its way to No.
In Color managed to climb to No. But the album was huge in Japan. Those screaming kids, and their eardrum-splitting enthusiasm, you hear on Budokan are real. A couple singles, and the LP, rocketed to the top of the charts there, setting in motion one of rock's greatest fairy tales.
No matter how Cheap Trick feel about In Color these days, it's the album that put them on their path to stardom. Cheap Trick. Power pop rock and roll.
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