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Dom Heffner
03-20-2008, 03:01 PM
There are several websites that cover this, but this pic made me sort of smile ashamedly.

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The Millie Jackson one here is about as awful as you can get. It's near the bottom on the left. I mean, it's a special kind of bad.

The "Ken By Request Only" is really, really bad, too.

http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/worst-album-covers

http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/

RedsFan75
03-20-2008, 03:53 PM
You are so right about the Millie Jackson one!!!!!!

Bad thing is... I remembered about 3 or 3 from that front page... The Laverne Tripp, the Frivolous Five, the Village People, and the Ethel Merman Disco one.

Second page is not much better!!!

Johnny Footstool
03-20-2008, 04:30 PM
That Europe album cover was fairly middle-of-the-road for hair metal. Poor choice as #1.

Although "Cherokee" from that album ranks pretty high on the list of Worst Songs...

I had to stop looking after this one. It melted my eyes. And my libido.

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/29-1.jpg

pedro
03-20-2008, 04:36 PM
http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/8.jpg

pedro
03-20-2008, 04:38 PM
http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/2.jpg

KronoRed
03-20-2008, 04:42 PM
http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/8.jpg

Creepy doesn't even begin to describe it.

BRM
03-20-2008, 04:57 PM
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/97-1.jpg

Tom Servo
03-20-2008, 05:05 PM
Hot Rod's use of pretty much the entire album of "The Final Countdown" made me a semi-fan of Europe, cheesy as they are. I hardly think it's the worst album cover.



http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/61-1.jpg
This may be my new favorite thing ever. Although I also liked "All My Friends Are Dead".

Ravenlord
03-20-2008, 05:37 PM
http://www.ori0n.it/files/copertine/cover-manowar-anthology.jpg

M2
03-20-2008, 05:44 PM
You have to wonder if these guys -

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/75-1.jpg

ever met this kid -

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/82-1.jpg

M2
03-20-2008, 05:59 PM
It should be noted that behind the raunch, Millie Jackson had a killer set of pipes.

savafan
03-20-2008, 06:16 PM
I'm not trying to be mean, but these are pretty bad:

http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/33.jpg

http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/20.jpg

http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/12.jpg

http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/18.jpg

http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/27.jpg

nate
03-20-2008, 06:26 PM
That Europe album cover was fairly middle-of-the-road for hair metal. Poor choice as #1.

Although "Cherokee" from that album ranks pretty high on the list of Worst Songs...

I had to stop looking after this one. It melted my eyes. And my libido.

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/29-1.jpg

I don't want to know what the "Other Delights" are.

CrackerJack
03-20-2008, 08:00 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41P0D3YSE3L._SS500_.jpg

CrackerJack
03-20-2008, 09:04 PM
??

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/42-1.jpg


Early cover of the Manson gang?

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/49-1.jpg

Hap
03-20-2008, 09:07 PM
Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy

Blind Faith

I will not post the pictures here because I find the child nudity to be highly offensive and completely unnecessary and not at all artistic.

Redsfaithful
03-21-2008, 02:25 AM
http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/2.jpg

http://www.topsocialite.com/the-27-most-hilarious-album-covers-of-all-time/


Snopes actually has a long ass thread debating whether or not this is actually a real album that you can read here. The general consensus seemed to be fake at first, which is kind of amazing considering I’ve seen this all over the internet at some time or another, but then the album showed up in an Ebay auction. The good people at Snopes then did some digging and Ken is apparently now a pastor in Iowa. Spurred by the success of the earlier Ebay auction, Ken is now unloading his personal copies of “By Request Only”. His daughter even chimes into the Snopes thread. I love the internet sometimes.

The Snopes thread:

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=6300

And Ken himself:

http://www.parkviewassembly.org/directory/SnyderKen.html

I remember reading about this a few months back and really digging the story, I've seen a ton of these worst album covers things and always wondered about the backstories.

GAC
03-21-2008, 04:45 AM
http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/go/gizmo/graphics/jlyocens.gif

Two Virgins.... with sagging breasts and knobby knees

Two much.... way too much

Dom Heffner
03-21-2008, 12:00 PM
It would be cool to see the Ken "By Request Only" album track listing.

Who is requesting these songs?

pedro
03-21-2008, 01:53 PM
That's interesting Redsfaithful.

Roy Tucker
03-21-2008, 02:06 PM
At the time, I thought this was very far-out.

http://gold-code.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/grandfunk.jpg

Chip R
03-21-2008, 02:33 PM
It would be cool to see the Ken "By Request Only" album track listing.



http://img256.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kenbyrequestbackofalbumyx0.jpg

nate
03-21-2008, 02:42 PM
http://img256.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kenbyrequestbackofalbumyx0.jpg

Thanks for taking time to photograph your copy, Chip! :cool:

deltachi8
03-21-2008, 06:22 PM
http://www.cs.rochester.edu/u/ferguson/spinal-tap/RockNRollCreation.gif

This pretentious, ponderous collection of religious rock psalms inspires the question: on which day did God create Spinal Tap and couldn't He have rested then too?

Dom Heffner
03-21-2008, 08:27 PM
Thanks, Chip, for dusting off the copy. I'm sure that wasn't easy to find in the garage, so much appreciated!!!

redsmetz
03-21-2008, 08:58 PM
That Europe album cover was fairly middle-of-the-road for hair metal. Poor choice as #1.

Although "Cherokee" from that album ranks pretty high on the list of Worst Songs...

I had to stop looking after this one. It melted my eyes. And my libido.

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/29-1.jpg

Actually that's kind of funny when you realize it's playing off of this

http://a5.vox.com/6a00c22521073e8e1d00d41430cef53c7f-500pi

redsmetz
03-21-2008, 09:04 PM
Actually that's kind of funny when you realize it's playing off of this

http://a5.vox.com/6a00c22521073e8e1d00d41430cef53c7f-500pi

It occurred to me that the model probably would be about the same age as the ladies in the spoof cover. She is 60 years old now.

http://images.townnews.com/tdn.com/content/articles/2005/07/31/this_day/news01.jpg

GAC
03-22-2008, 12:33 AM
I actually had that Herb Albert album.... and I can't believe I'm admitting it!

MrCinatit
03-22-2008, 02:23 AM
http://img256.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kenbyrequestbackofalbumyx0.jpg

Hey, cool - I think all musicians should put their home phone numbers on the bottom left-hand corner of the back of the album.


I also have that Herb Albert album.

Chip R
03-22-2008, 12:36 PM
Hey, cool - I think all musicians should put their home phone numbers on the bottom left-hand corner of the back of the album.


The album says, "By Request Only." How else are you going to request it? ;)