Ken - By Request Only Found
2009-11-14 by Meatplow | 29 Comments
Forgotten folk/gospel artist Ken Snyder's album By Request Only, a notorious internet meme which has been generally accepted as one of the worst album covers of all time has finally been unearthed by the internet.

Long sought after for the novelty value of owning it due to the camp appeal of its album cover, By Request Only had been considered lost.

from last.fm and several torrent sites the album has appeared on -

Quote:
“Ministry:

That is the purpose for my life and the reason I travel, to minister and reach out to help someone find a richer, fuller life in Christ. It is by the request of many people that this album has been released and by faith I’m trusting it will help in leading people into a deeper spiritual life.

- Ken Snyder” - Taken from back of record sleeve.

“If you’re not familiar with the legend of ‘Ken’ by now, you’re about to be. The album cover widely considered to be the ‘Worst Of All-Time’ has been an endless source of humor to hipsters like myself, cementing its place in Internet Infamy by being featured in every ‘Wost Album Cover’ list and book on the planet.

When the CDP compiled our own list of the Worst Album Covers Of All-Time, By Request Only came in at #2. It was one of our most popular posts ever, and did nothing but spread the Internet Phenomenon that was Ken.

Who was this guy? What was on the record? Was it even a real record? These were the questions that filled message board threads for years, as outsider music collectors and Internet historians debated the merits of this one and only photograph. Mere sleeves of this record were said to be going for big money on eBay. Surely, it was too good to be true. Just a little too nostalgic, just a little too funny, perhaps. People wanted their hands on this album, but nobody even knew if it actually existed.”
The album can be downloaded in it's entirety here - http://tinyurl.com/y8v59bb
Tagged: Ken Snyder

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Meatplow
November 14th 2009
5524 Comments


[img]http://i33.tinypic.com/2woy51f.jpg[/img]

At last! I give it... a 3.5. It's not bad.

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=43783
last.fm - http://www.last.fm/music/Ken+Snyder

Wizard
November 14th 2009
19607 Comments


Fucking weird.

Digging: Earth - Primitive and Deadly

Meatplow
November 14th 2009
5524 Comments


Modern Religion rocks my jocks. all the tracks are up on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ken+by+request+only&search_type=&aq=f

there's already an ironic metal cover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=925L3v7UBzw

thediamondcanopy
November 14th 2009
511 Comments


Huh?

NotMrBlonde
November 14th 2009
395 Comments


OH
MY
FUCKING
GOD
THIS HAS TO BE FAKE
HOLY SHIT
WHAT THE FUCK

HOW? WHEN DID THEY FIND THIS?

Meatplow
November 14th 2009
5524 Comments


http://communistdanceparty.blogspot.com/2007/09/ken-by-request-only-complete-story.html

the complete story

NotMrBlonde
November 14th 2009
395 Comments


This is next to All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling as the hipster Holy Grail.

NotMrBlonde
November 14th 2009
395 Comments


I want to cry out of happiness.

Meatplow
November 14th 2009
5524 Comments


http://www.last.fm/user/ByRequestOnly

this guy knows whats up

MrCalum
November 14th 2009
371 Comments


Pulling face on the right

Smug
November 14th 2009
228 Comments


fucking baked on breadsticks and pulverizing ginger

Meatplow
November 14th 2009
5524 Comments


I don't want this modern religion, no no

elephantREVOLUTION
November 14th 2009
2780 Comments


totally downloaded the flac vinyl rip.

Burn2Burn
November 14th 2009
2378 Comments


unaware of this meme

beans
November 14th 2009
2332 Comments


the best cover ever

Prophet178
November 14th 2009
6397 Comments


Since when has this been an internet meme?

PuddlesPuddles
November 14th 2009
4787 Comments


OH MY GOD!

Thank you, Meatplow

So much

P13
November 14th 2009
1327 Comments


saw this on holyfuckingshit40000 and downloaded it, kinda boring

ziroth
November 15th 2009
1252 Comments


the cover is not that bad.

Slimjim367
November 15th 2009
512 Comments


LOL

ziroth
November 15th 2009
1252 Comments


i don't understand if album cover was so well circulated why did no one even know if the album existed?

Meatplow
November 15th 2009
5524 Comments


It existed only a scanned image being passed around the internet and printed in books for a number of years.

the cover is not that bad.


It was a worthy inclusion on all the lists it found itself on.

When I first saw it years ago I found it very amusing. I can understand why it's so popular, even if it's gotten so fucking old.

ziroth
November 15th 2009
1252 Comments


legendary; listening now i can't resist

asdemonsburn
November 15th 2009
793 Comments


best news

Iai
Emeritus
November 15th 2009
3553 Comments


awesome

Titan50
November 15th 2009
4588 Comments


:')

alachlahol
November 15th 2009
7501 Comments


those mutton chops he's rocking blow my mind

FreePizzaDay
November 15th 2009
1526 Comments


Oh my God that's my dad.

Meatplow
November 16th 2009
5524 Comments


i want to get stoned and listen to this



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