What If War of the Worlds' Tripods Looked Like iPods?

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In this album art from Jeff Wayne's musical version of War of the Worlds, artist Geoff Taylor has recast the menacing tripods as robots who look like giant, horrifying iPods ravaging the Earth.

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Taylor also does a terrific job with this image of War of the Worlds' red weed - the hideous plants that the invading aliens set loose to grow all over our planet. The Skiffy blog points out that Taylor's illustrations are just two of many by a number of artists available on a site devoted to the best concept art dealing with War of the Worlds.

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UPDATE: For all the complainers in comments below (you know who you are), I will reiterate: This album is from the 1970s. That means Steve Jobs looked at it while on acid, and decided years later to create a musical device that looks like a horrendous robot trying to destroy the Earth. Make of that what you will.

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jamestiberiusquirk
James T Quirk

Album art from 'a musical version' of WOW? There's been so many. I know I'm not the only almost 40 year old reading this blog but sometimes I feel like there's no one even close to that age contributing to it...

Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds was a pretty big deal in the 70's and early 80's and along with OW's radio broadcast and the George Pal movie could be considered one of the best adaptations of the material.

Next week on found footage: 'here's a clip of a lofi Russian version of that George Clooney space movie'