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MORRISSEY Single
Name Ouija Board, Ouija Board
Release 13 November 1989
Length 4:25
Recorded Autumn 1989
Writer/composer Morrissey/Street
Producer Clive Langer
Alan Winstanley
Art work Uncredited
Vinyl Etching ART, ANY ROAD
Publisher HMV Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #18
Single chronology
Interesting Drug
Ouija Board, Ouija Board
November Spawned A Monster

Track list

7" Vinyl

UK - [HMV POP1622]

  1. Ouija Board, Ouija Board – 4:25 (Morrissey/Street)
  2. Yes, I Am Blind – 3:44 (Morrissey/Rourke)

12" Vinyl

UK - [HMV 12POP1622]
US - [Sire/Reprise 9 21424-0]

  1. Ouija Board, Ouija Board – 4:25
  2. Yes, I Am Blind – 3:44
  3. East West – 2:35 (Gouldman)

CD

UK - [HMV CDPOP1622]
US - [Sire/Reprise 9 21424-2]

Lyrics

Ouija board

Would you work for me? I have got to say Hello To an old friend

Ouija board, ouija board, ouija board Would you work for me? I have got to get through To a good friend

Well, She has now gone From this Unhappy Planet With all the carnivores And the destructors on it

Ouija board, ouija board, ouija board Would you help me Because I still do feel So horribly lonely Would you, ouija board Would you, ouija board Would you help me And I just can't find My place in this world

Well, she has now gone From this Unhappy Planet With all the carnivores And the destructors on it

Oh hear my voice ("hear my voice") Oh hear my voice ("hear my voice") Hear my voice ("hear my voice") Hear my voice ("hear my voice") The table is rumbling...

The table is rumbling The glass is moving "No, I was NOT pushing that time" It spells S.T.E.V.E.N.

The table is rumbling The glass is moving "No, I was NOT pushing that time": P.U.S.H.O. double F.

Well, she has now gone From this Unhappy Planet With all the carnivores And the destructors on it

Sleeve Artwork

Music Video

Credits

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 167

Morrissey live history:

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Appears On



Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass - Matthew Seligman
  • Drums - Andrew Paresi
  • Engineer [Assistant] - Stewart Day
  • Guitar - Kevin Armstrong
  • Mastered By - Tim Young
  • Piano - Steve Hopkins
  • Producer - Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley
  • Sleeve - Caryn Gough
  • Sleeve - Jo Slee
  • Sleeve - Morrissey

Notes

Images

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Wikipedia Information

"Ouija Board, Ouija Board" was a single released by Morrissey in November 1989. The single was poorly received by the music press and the public: its highest chart position was No. 18, making it the first solo Morrissey single not to reach the British top 10. It appeared along with its B-side "Yes, I Am Blind" on the compilation album Bona Drag. A shorter edit, omitting a verse, appeared on the 2010 reissue of Bona Drag. The song is about the protagonist using a Ouija board to contact a dead friend, who tells him to "push off" ("push oof" in some renditions). It caused some debate in the press at the time over claims it promoted occult dabbling or devil worship. Morrissey replied to these claims by retorting: "The only contact I ever made with the dead was when I spoke to a journalist from The Sun."The video for the song, directed by Tim Broad, features Morrissey being led into the woods by some children who take him to see a spirit medium, played by Joan Sims, the British actress best known for her appearances in the Carry On film series. The video also features an early appearance by Kathy Burke. It was filmed on location in and around the Elizabethan house Hook End Manor in Checkendon, Oxfordshire, the residential studio where the song was also recorded.The video ranked third on Pulp Magazine's "Most Tweaked Music Videos of All Time" list.The music of the B-side "Yes, I Am Blind" was composed by his ex-Smiths partner Andy Rourke. The picture on the sleeve was shot by Anton Corbijn.