Thursday, September 07, 2006
When in doubt, give 'em a bad album cover
Some recording artists are such worldwide superstars they only need one name: Elvis...Madonna...Ken?

The name of Ken's masterwork is By Request Only, so don't expect him to just show up in your town uninvited. You have to ask for Ken.

I think Ansel Adams took these cover photos. Notice how the extreme close-up, which highlights Ken's hair helmet and cheesy moustache, contrasts nicely with the seated shot, which features Ken's trademark off-white leisure suit and a background that was later used in child pornography.

There are many rumors as to the whereabouts of Ken. One theory holds that he's now a homeless man wandering the streets of Oakland, California; while others insist he was found dead in a public bath house in the early eighties. Where have you gone, Ken? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.


31 Comments:

Blogger Hey Jo said...

ohhhh that is a bad picture.... and at some point in time, someone probably thought he was hot. I hope that this is not from your personal album collection.

Now I will have to goggle it to see if there is anything worth listening to. I doubt it but, hey, ya never know..

Blogger Rachel said...

Love you too toots!

;)

Blogger Übermilf said...

I think it's Wojo with a mustache. Maybe he's working undercover!

Blogger Phain said...

uh huh...i'm sure the album cover is the only bad thing about this dude.

Blogger Egan said...

Is this the same guy that stole millions from Alex Trebek?

Blogger Hoochie said...

OMG he is so hawt.

Blogger Brookelina said...

I like the shot of his face. It's very lifelike.

Rumor has it Ken now spends his days at the business end of a glory hole.

Blogger Burr-ee-toe said...

Yummy... any word on if Ken is still single??

Blogger Tits McGee said...

Who wouldn't request Ken?

With those sweet sideburns and foxy threads? That dude is a chick magnet.

Blogger Nick said...

It's all about the 'chops, yo.

Blogger Monalicious said...

Seriously, where do you find this shit?

Blogger Steph said...

Am i the only one a little turned on?
I'll be leaving now.

Blogger Flounder said...

Where did you find this?

I thought that I had bought up every last copy of my father's debut album.

Apparently not.

Blogger Violet said...

You can also request that Ken stay away...far, far away.

Blogger JJ said...

How can there be so many disturbing things in four square inches?

Blogger WhiteBoyBob said...

The last I heard of him was he was living with his 10 year old "cousin" in a shack in the Appalachians practicing his banjo.

BTW leisure suites are awesome....and not in a good way.

Blogger sonrisa morena said...

holy shit!!! i've got that album too!!!

I'm pretty sure I remember Ken. Didn't he die when his tour bus crashed while traveling between shows during the 1977 Discopalooza tour?

Blogger miss kendra said...

oh my.

i like mutton chops, but the chester moustache, dome hair cut, and flame retardant suit sort of ruin it.

Blogger tlsd said...

Oh my... erm... stunning, it's comforting to know that men with such style and good looks exist in the world... oh Ken where have you been all my life?

Blogger Übermilf said...

I think his name is Ken Tucky.

He looks like he has an unbridled spirit.

He looks like a high school principal-back in the days when high school principals and porn stars were sporting the same 'stache & style.

Blogger Dawn said...

Oh my god, your post made me remember a website that I had found a while ago. You will laugh your ass off. I hope you haven't seen it already but here's the link:


http://www.cenedella.com/stone/archives/2003/10/worst_album_cov.html

Blogger Dawn said...

Sorry that link got screwed up.

I'll try it again.

www.cenedella.com/stone/archives/2003/10/worst_album_cov.html

If that link doesn't come up on this reply, just go to yahoo and type in worst album covers and click on the first site that comes up.

Blogger n.v. said...

which features Ken's trademark off-white leisure suit and a background that was later used in child pornography.

How many times can I come to this site and lamely comment, "I'm shaking with laughter Todd I love you you're a god?"

Todd, I love you. You're a God. I'm shaking with laugher.

Seriously, I have my hand clamped over my mouth to keep from waking the neighbours, though I'm sure they're all under a cocaine coma by now.

Blogger Cold Hands said...

hawt.

Blogger MsAPhillips said...

http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=2937

Mcfarlane did a better job on Uncle Rico than on Ken...

Blogger Eric Riback said...

and it's just a shame how Barbie dumped him.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

I have seen this cover many times before, but you made me laugh so hard with your description that I just may have to photoshop a comeback album!

Ken: Back by Request! Definitely blad, but with or without the stache? After all, his public expects it, right?

Blogger Dale said...

This is where you end up if you fuck with Barbie.

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