"Ouija Board, Ouija Board"|
This song was very likely written at some point in 1989. It was recorded during the "Bona Drag" sessions at Hook End Manor in the winter of 1989 into 1990, with producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley. Musicians on this recording were Kevin Armstrong (guitar), Matthew Seligman (bass), Andrew Paresi (drums) and Steve Hopkins (piano).
This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web.
This song has been done in concert a total of 139 times by Morrissey. It was soundchecked at the tail end of the Your Arsenal tour in December 1992, but it never made the setlist. However fans were teased with its opening notes at the beginning of "November Spawned A Monster" at the time. After being in existence for 10 years, it was finally played in full on the 1999-2000 Oye Esteban tour when Morrissey was not promoting a particular album and decided to revisit his older material. It was on the setlist at each and every one of that tour's final 22 concerts. It was then given a break of over a decade, only to return as a setlist fixture in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Out of the 118 concerts given over those three years, the song was only skipped at Glastonbury 2011.
No demos or studio outtakes of this song have leaked to the general public at this point in time.