On the surface, it wouldn’t seem like these two bands have a lot in common, but look beyond that: These mainstays of classic rock radio into a Deathmatch were both from LA, did mountains of drugs, and screwed anything that crossed their paths. Both were laughed at by the critics but still loved by millions of people whose tastes haven’t changed since they were old enough to know better. Both had good guitarists, shitty drummers, and lyrics that alternated between pomposity and narcissistic misogyny. So which group is more evil? Leave it to the Popdose staff to answer the question. It’s a Popdose Deathmatch: The Lizard King vs. The Cryptkeeper. Let’s get ready to…ah, fuck it.
On Episode 7 of the Popdose Podcast, your three favorite a**holes convene to discuss the science of a**holeology — with a very special guest from the actual field. Our best episode yet is but a click away!
This week’s Popdose Flashback doubles as the return of a much-missed series — Matthew Bolin’s When Good Albums Happen to Bad People — and offers begrudging respect for the best solo release from notorious rock ‘n’ roll assclown Don Henley.