“Champagne” is a rock/funk tune, which some have described as David Bowie meets The Commodores. This song was written, recording and mixed by Dr. David Mitchell, aka The Professor.
The song begins and ends with the sound of a champagne bottle being opened. It utilizes musique concrete techniques pioneered by Pierre Schaeffer and spatialization techniques inspired by Edgard Varese.
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I created this PowerPoint for HUM 125: Popular Music in America. It covers Chapter 9 in Michael Campbell’s textbook entitled Popular Music in America: The Beat Goes On. It contains links to listening examples and covers rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, the search for the first rock ‘n’ roll record.