The incident happened during the recording of 1989's Disintegration.
The Cure's eighth studio album 'Disintegration' is often considered among the group's best, and as such, there's no shortage of accounts documenting its writing and recording in exhaustive detail.
One account, however, that we weren't aware of until recently comes from the keyboardist Roger O'Donnell's website (discovered via a tweet from Rob Manuel originally posted in May 2019). In it, he reveals that the group briefly became obsessed with the video game Elite, leading to the game eventually being banned from the control room.
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