Video: A vengeful Fangio in a Saab SPG?

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Peter Peter Hughes as Fangio. Click above to watch the music video after the jump.

An entire concept album born from a 23-year-old song imagining Juan Manuel Fangio piloting a Saab SPG through the Andes on a mission to assassinate former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet? The plot sounds like some mythical collaboration between Terry Gilliam and Sergio Leone. In fact, the artist behind it all is Peter Peter Hughes, whom you may know from his work as a member of The Mountain Goats.

The first two songs off Hughes’ new solo project, Fangio, will be released on August 10, both digitally and on vinyl (the 7″ will be available via Fayettenam Records). The complete LP follows on September 7 (vinyl again available via Fayettenam — and dig that album artwork). Preceding all that, however, is the music video for the track, “My God is an Angry God.” Directed by our great friend (and Jalopnik O.G.) Davey G. Johnson, the video – shot in true guerilla style using locales in upstate New York including the old Watkins Glen GP circuit – stars Hughes as Fangio and Hughes’ personal Saab SPG as itself.

Follow the jump to watch the video, and be sure to pick up the record once it’s officially released. For additional updates, you can follow Peter Peter Hughes at his website,, and also be sure to check in on Davey at his place, the excellently-named


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