Ouija Board's release was the first time that Moz showed himself to be a mere mortal rather than the pop God he'd been throughout the Smiths and the early solo days.
It was the first time that the music press really laid into him.
I think the song's actually not that bad although, compared with the first four singles, it marked a huge decrease in quality (tho nothing like the later nadir he reached with Dagenham Dave, Roys' Keane etc).
The main problem is the song's arrangement. That crunchy guitar solo sounds really out of place and the synth harpsichord just sounds wrong.
A proper harpsichord would’ve been much better.
I wanna hear ‘Ouija Board’ unplugged!
Prolly doesn't rate the 10 I gave it, if I were even slightly able to be objective (which I've genuinely tried to be on this poll), but this is my fave Moz song of all, I don't know why, it just is. . .
I love it, but then you probably had to be there when it was released.
It doesn't really work as a single, but it is a lovely work of art nonetheless, and I love its central position on Bona Drag which has to be Morrissey's best record (if not album) ever.