Live at the El Mocambo (Elvis Costello album)

Live at the El Mocambo is a 1993 live album by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. Recorded in March 1978 from a live radio broadcast by CHUM-FM, a tape of the broadcast was obtained by the Canadian division of CBS records and released as an exclusive Canadian promotional album in the same year. As the show's fame began to grow, it became heavily bootlegged. It was first legally made available with the release (as Live at El Mocambo) either as disc 4 of the 2½ Years box set or to US purchasers of the first three CDs, in exchange for tokens included in the CD packaging, directly from Rykodisc. The concert was reissued, as a mainstream release, on 29 September 2009 by Hip-O Records, with the same content of the 1978 promotional album.

Live at the El Mocambo
Live album by
Released12 October 1993 / 29 September 2009
Recorded6 March 1978, The El Mocambo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
GenrePunk rock, new wave
LabelDemon/Rykodisc (1993)
Hip-O Select (2009)
Elvis Costello and The Attractions chronology
2½ Years
Live at the El Mocambo
Brutal Youth
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Elvis Costello.

  1. "Mystery Dance" – 2:19
  2. "Waiting for the End of the World" – 3:52
  3. "Welcome to the Working Week" – 1:19
  4. "Less Than Zero" (Dallas version) – 4:08
  5. "The Beat" – 3:33
  6. "Lip Service" – 2:26
  7. "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea" – 3:56
  8. "Little Triggers" – 2:47
  9. "Radio Radio" – 2:33
  10. "Lipstick Vogue" – 4:46
  11. "Watching the Detectives" – 5:48
  12. "Miracle Man/Band Introduction" – 4:07
  13. "You Belong to Me" – 2:32
  14. "Pump It Up" – 4:42


The Attractions