After a bit of waffling, former Cure keyboardist Roger O’Donnell has decided that he will, in fact, publish his thoughts and recollections on the recording of that band’s classic Disintegration album 20 years ago.
In a post on his site today, O’Donnell said the process “has turned into a bit of dialogue with myself,” but ultimately he has decided to post his Disintegration memories page on Dec. 28. He notes, “I’ve written, re-written, edited and revised and I’m happy with it now. I’ve also let a few friends whose opinions I respect read it and they have all encouraged me to publish.”
In what many will interpret as a jab at Robert Smith, O’Donnell continues: “There will be elements that don’t like it, but then they take pleasure in disliking anything I do. The vast majority of people I hear from and talk to are amazing people and this is for them.”
O’Donnell — who played in The Cure from 1987 to 1990, and then again from 1995 until 2005 — also has made a third and final solo album, My Days Beyond, recorded in 1997, available as a free download for a limited time. Get it here.
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