|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 -
The album can be downloaded in it's entirety here - http://tinyurl.com/y8v59bb
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.”
Band Page: Ken Snyder
At last! I give it... a 3.5. It's not bad.
last.fm - http://www.last.fm/music/Ken+Snyder
Digging: Chore - The Coastaline Fire
Modern Religion rocks my jocks. all the tracks are up on youtube.
there's already an ironic metal cover
Digging: Starflyer 59 - Gold
THIS HAS TO BE FAKE
WHAT THE FUCK
HOW? WHEN DID THEY FIND THIS?
the complete story
This is next to All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling as the hipster Holy Grail.
I want to cry out of happiness.
this guy knows whats up
Pulling face on the right
fucking baked on breadsticks and pulverizing ginger
I don't want this modern religion, no no
totally downloaded the flac vinyl rip.
Digging: Lionize - Jetpack Soundtrack
unaware of this meme
the best cover ever
Since when has this been an internet meme?
OH MY GOD!
Thank you, Meatplow
saw this on holyfuckingshit40000 and downloaded it, kinda boring
the cover is not that bad.
i don't understand if album cover was so well circulated why did no one even know if the album existed?
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.
legendary; listening now i can't resist
those mutton chops he's rocking blow my mind
Oh my God that's my dad.
i want to get stoned and listen to this