From page 26 of Classic Rock Magazine August 2004
NEW YORK ART-ROCKERS TALKING HEADS GAINED A new musical dimension this month when they debuted a new nine-piece line-up at the Heatwave Festival in Toronto. The outfit included ex-Sharks bassist Busta Cherry Jones, keyboardist Bernie Worrell from Funkadelic, and former Frank Zappa and David Bowie guitarist Adrian Belew. The impetus came not from leader David Byrne, who was suffering from writer’s block, but from keyboardist Jerry Harrison; bassist Tina Weymouth would later claim rather bitchily that Byrne "didn’t know how to talk to black people”.
Whatever the truth, the funk rock that the band now peddled proved incendiary, and it was released a couple of months later in the form of ‘Remain In Light’, their highest-charting album in the UK until 1985’s ‘Little Creatures’, and the hit single ‘Once In A Lifetime’.
When Talking Heads came to London in December, they decided to give little-known Irish band U2 a break by having them as their support.