Originally Posted by R. Belmont
The Konami PSX games are broken because of a specific problem with the emulation of the 53cf96 status bits, it's not a general issue with CDDA.

Also, it's physically impossible for any drive to load data while CDDA is playing. MK3 on the PSX had CDDA music and famously stopped it to load every time you did a character morph special move.

right, I was thinking more along the lines of it leaving the drive in a bad state, rather than just stopping the audio when something else was requested.