‘Resistance is Fertile – No McDonald’s in Tecoma’

Now available to buy online!

The ‘Resistance is Fertile – No McDonald’s in Tecoma’ album consists of 16 songs performed by some of the Hills most talented musicians. Many of the songs on the album were written specifically for this campaign. The CD is currently available for purchase for $10 from ‘Belgrave Organics’ (1675 Burwood Hwy,  Belgrave VIC 3160).

1 The Ballad of Tecoma – Brian Baker (3.44)
2 My Home – Penelope Arvanitakis (2:27)
3 The Garden (Rest in Peace) – Lily and King (4:28)
4 Trash and Treasure – Carolyn Oates (4:04)
5 Boom Town – Jed Rowe (3:51)
6 Raise Your Voice Up Loud – Rebellious Bird (4:01)
7 No Fries with That – Dave Stergo (3:41)
8 Out of the City – Melody Moon (3:14)
9 No McDonald’s in Tecoma – Rory McDougall (2:49)
10 Old Emerald Road – Cath Russell (3:28)
11 Rude – Penelope Swales (4:11)
12 Ronald you’re a Clown – Mc Zee Zee (1:32)
13 Will it be Tomorrow – The Advocates (4:17)
14 Forgiveness – Ben Kelly (4:02)
15 We Don’t Want You Around Here – Bill Brodie Coupland (3:01)
16 Prophecy of Love – Dom McKay (4:08)

Take sneak peak at some of the songs from the album:

The Ballad of Tecoma – Brian Baker

Download your free single of “The Ballad of Tecoma” here:

The Ballad of Tecoma – Lyrics (PDF)

Brian Baker is a singer/songwriter living in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne, Australia. He sings and plays guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. After moving to Australia from New Zealand in 1980, he performed with many Australian bands, securing a Sony recording deal with “The Ones” in 1984 and later writing and recording the score for the movie “Rikki and Pete” with Eddie Rayner from Split Enz.

Eddie and Brian went on to work together as “The Makers”, releasing 2 CDs through Warner, East West label. Together with drummer Michael Barker, they toured Australia and New Zealand with the B52′s.

Brian has spent his life in the music industry, performing at countless shows and writing and recording songs and music at the highest level of his profession. He now offers that expertise through his business “A Tractor Productions”, producing videos and music for companies.

He hasn’t stopped writing and performing his music, and his latest CD, “Hard Light” features Eddie on keyboards, some of which was recorded in at Neil Finns Roundhead Studios in Auckland.

Raise Your Voice Up Loud – Rebellious Bird

Written and Composed – Erin Downie
Vocal and Backing Vocals – Erin Downie
Guitar – Nico Di Stefano
Bass – Michael Arvanitakis

Listen to ‘Raise Your Voice Up Loud’ on SoundCloud

Ronald you’re a Clown – MC Zee Zee

Listen to ‘Ronald you’re a Clown’ on Soundcloud

Rude – Penelope Swales

Listen to ‘Rude’ on SoundCloud

Prophecy of Love – Dom McKay

This song was written by Dom in the community garden! ‘Prophecy of Love’ is a song of strength and triumph, and a song about love….

Listen to ‘Prophecy of Love’ on ReverbNation

The Garden (Rest in Peace) – Lily and King

Listen to ‘The Garden (Rest in Peace ) on SoundCloud

No McDonalds in Tecoma – Rory McDougall

Listen to ‘No McDonald’s in Tecoma’ on SoundCloud

We Don’t Want You Around Here – Bill Brodie Coupland

Listen to ‘We Don’t Want You Around Here’ on Bandcamp

My Home – Penelope Arvanitakis

Listen to ‘My Home’ on SoundCloud

Trash and Treasure – Carolyn Oates

Carolyn and I (David Carr) would like to dedicate this to Tecoma’s fearless battlers. It was originally written as a reflection on the GFC and what Carolyn observed as Capitalism gone completely mad. But here we are once again, fighting the powers that say Progress at any cost- they think of “moving forward”, of power and profit but destroy the things we hold dear in the process. Like Tecoma.

“Rich man’s trash has become our world’s treasure”.

(Produced by David Carr)

Australian Rock Legend Gary Young lends his support

Australian Rock Legend Gary Young, of Daddy Cool and Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons fame, wrote and produced the following 6 songs specifically for the No Maccas in the Hills campaign.

Thanks Gary!

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