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Watch Spoon Cover the Clash’s “Clampdown” for Beto O’Rourke

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 19: Guitarist/vocalist Britt Daniel of Spoon performs during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Auditorium Shores on March 19, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW)

Spoon performed at Buffalo Tree Festival in Dallas, Texas this weekend and during their set, the band covered the Clash‘s 1979 song “Clampdown” in support of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. Last month, the Senate hopeful made reference to the song in a debate with Republican Senator Ted Cruz, and elsewhere at the festival, O’Rourke gave a speech at the festival.

An El Paso native, O’Rourke grew up playing bass with Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At the Drive-In, Mars Volta) and in his Senate run, has performed alongside Willie Nelson, who recently unveiled the song “Vote ‘Em Out” in support of O’Rourke. This summer, O’Rourke unearthed an old song from his time in the band Foss with Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Spoon’s album Hot Thoughts was released last year. Hear their cover below and revisit our interview with Beto O’Rourke here.