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Song's chords G, C, Dm, Gm, Cm, D, E, A♯, A
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"M.O.R." is a song by English rock band Blur, from their eponymous album Blur. "M.O.R." reached number 15 in the UK singles chart on its release as a single in 1997. The song's chord progression was borrowed from David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging" and "Fantastic Voyage". On the album Lodger Bowie and collaborator Brian Eno carried out a musical experiment in which multiple songs were written with the same chord progression, of which "Boys Keep Swinging" and "Fantastic Voyage" were the two that surfaced. M.O.R is both a continuation of, and tribute to that experiment, as its chorus also lifts the melody and call-and-response vocals from Boys Keep Swinging (Bowie and Eno both received credit for "M.O.R." after legal intervention). "M.O.R." itself stands for "middle of the road", which appears in the lyrics. Music video The song's music video was directed by John Hardwick and is considered one of the most expensive videos the band ever made. It was shot in Sydney, Australia, and follows the misadventures of the band members (or rather, stuntmen in balaclavas pretending to be them) as they try to escape from the police. It was intended that the stuntmen wear masks of the band members (to make it appear that the band were actually performing their own stunts) but the masks created for the video were such poor representations, that the decision was made to use balaclavas instead. The video also features cameos by stunt choreographer Grant Page as a helicopter pilot, and actor Noah Taylor as a truck passenger. It is included in the Blur: The Best of DVD/VHS released on 30 October 2000. The 'actors' in the video are all anagrams of the member of the band they play. They are as follows: Dan Abnormal - Damon Albarn Trevor Dewane - Dave Rowntree Morgan C. Hoax - Graham Coxon Lee Jaxsam - Alex James 'Dan Abnormal' was an alias also used by Albarn whilst playing keyboards on the first Elastica album, as well as the title of a track on The Great Escape. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ "Bustin' + Dronin'" and "Swallows in the Heatwave" produced by Blur "M.O.R." (road version) and "Dancehall" produced by Stephen Street Damon Albarn: Vocals Graham Coxon: Guitar, Vocals Alex James: Bass Guitar Dave Rowntree: Drums Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
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