Another well-known band that has played at the El Mocambo Club in Toronto is The Jam. The difference between the Rolling Stones playing in a small club and The Jam playing to the same venue is that The Jam were still a relatively new band. The band was gaining popularity in England, but in North America they were still less known, so the smaller club was appropriate to their draw. Interesting enough, Elvis Costello recorded his classic bootleg live album (Live At The El Mocambo) here in the same month as The Jam. This time period in music with the rise of punk and new wave, must have been a great time to see live music.
Though the sound isn't high fidelity quality and it sounds a little rough at times, the energy of the band and the small crowd makes this a great show. Listen after the 3rd song when Paul Weller gets angry after beer is thrown at him, sweet!
THE JAM El Mocambo Toronto, Ontario, Canada February 21, 1978
01. The Modern World 02. London Traffic 03. I Need You 04. The Combine 05. Standards 06. London Girl 07. News Of The World 08. In The Street Today 09. Here Comes The Weekend 10. Sounds From The Street 11. Bricks And Mortar 12. All Around The World 13. In The City 14. In The Midnight Hour