The Jezebel Spirit is the fourth song[1] from the 1981 album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by David Byrne and Brian Eno. It was released as a single.


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The song includes a "found sound"—an exorcism performed by an anonymous exorcist—over Afrobeat music similar to that Byrne and Eno has used in the Talking Heads album Remain in Light.[2] The exorcism was to have been a recording of Kathryn Kuhlman, but her estate prohibited the use of her voice.[3]


Main article: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (album)

While the album was generally well received by critics, the song attracted negative criticism. Jon Pareles wrote in Rolling Stone Magazine that Byrne and Eno had used the exorcism for their own purposes and "trivialized the event".

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