Monday, May 3, 2021

TreeTop

Normally, when I find Colorado faith-based records, they are usually heavy on the choirs, big haired gospel, or sanitized family vanity projects. That is, until I discovered TreeTop (also noted as two words - Tree Top_.

This Arvada-based foursome's one and only album is not your typical Jesus record. 

Listen to "Tell Me Where Have You Gone" (wait for the guitar break at 1:10)


TreeTop was comprised of Tim Wacker (vocals and rhythm guitar), Bill Gleason (lead guitar), Dan Geisler (keyboards), and Dave Rohlf (drums). 

Released in 1984, Goin' The Other Way is probably one of the best Colorado faith-based records in my collection. Truly. 

According to Ken Scott, in his fantastic book faith-based record collecting book, Archivist: "An appealing dreamy acoustic sheen surrounds this good understated rural-edged soft rock custom from the Colorado male foursome Tree Top. Wholesome summery melodies with a warm blend of 12-string guitar, piano and gentle airy harmonies. A few harder-edged tracks with basement electric guitar, like the opener ‘Jesus Is Coming’ or the rocking ‘Tell Me Where Have You Gone’. Delicate synth accompaniment on a couple tracks, bringing a wispy ethereal edge to ‘Pamelove’. I’d say more of a ‘70s sound than ‘80s. All twelve songs written by member Tim Wacker. Very uplifting." 

I have emails out to a few of the former members. Hopefully they can tell me more about this record. Stay tuned.

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