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.
In a world filled with awkward family holiday reunions, three men gather to remind you that it could be worse: you could be a Brady or Stewart Copeland. Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton for a discussion of the best and worst pop culture reunions on Episode 15 of The Popdose Podcast!
Your Popdose Podcast hosts may be on vacation this month, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fresh content for you! Episode 12 brings an hour’s worth of excellent outtakes from Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton!
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.