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In Rocketman (2019), songwriter Elton says to Reid:

Elton: Why don't you sell my fucking records? Number 11 in Italy.

Reid: The song doesn't work, that's the problem. The record's coked-out MOR shit.

What does it mean, "coked-out MOR shit"?

  • "Coked-out" presumably refers to cocaine usage (i.e. "this sounds like it was made while you were on drugs"), but I have no idea what MOR is supposed to stand for in this context. – F1Krazy Jul 10 at 9:59
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    @F1Krazy MOR = Middle of the Road – Darren Jul 10 at 10:02
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    Once again, I would encourage you to use English Language Learners.SE for questions regarding explanations of English euphenisms – Paulie_D Jul 10 at 11:11
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    I’m voting to close this question because it is an English language comprehension question. – taking a break Jul 10 at 11:16
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As @F1Krazy states, “coked out” refers to it sounding like he was high when it was written. MOR means “middle of the road”. It is a genre of music in itself but, as Wikipedia states, it is also used as a derogatory term, usually meaning overly commercial, bland or banal music. I.E. unexciting.

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