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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Captain Beefheart CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Captain Beefheart albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Captain Beefheart record collection, Captain Beefheart CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Captain Beefheart and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Captain Beefheart Biography

Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet on January 15, 1941 in Glendale, California) is a musician and visual artist, best known by the pseudonym Captain Beefheart. His musical work was mainly conducted with a rotating assembly of musicians called the Magic Band, which was active from the mid-1960s through to the early 1980s. Van Vliet was chiefly a singer and harmonica player, occasionally playing noisy, untrained free jazz-influenced saxophone and keyboards. His compositions are characterized by their odd mixtures of shifting time signatures and by their surreal lyrics, while Van Vliet himself is noted for his dictatorial approach to his musicians and for his enigmatic relationship with the public.

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Captain Beefheart Discography Updated January 2007
Captain Beefheart Albums

Captain Beefheart Vinyl & Captain Beefheart CDs

1967 Dropout Boogie Buddah
1967 Safe as Milk Buddha
1968 Strictly Personal EMI
1969 Trout Mask Replica Reprise
1970 Lick My Decals Off, Baby Bizarre/Straight
1970 Mirror Man Kama Sutra
1972 Clear Spot Reprise
1972 The Spotlight Kid Reprise
1974 Bluejeans & Moonbeams EMI
1974 Unconditionally Guaranteed EMI
1978 Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) EMI
1980 Doc at the Radar Station EMI
1982 Ice Cream for Crow EMI

Compilation Captain Beefheart Records and Captain Beefheart CD Releases

1977 Captain Beefheart File Pye
1983 Music in Sea Minor Buddah
1984 Top Secret Design
1984 Legendary A&M Sessions [EP] Edsel
1989 The Best Beefheart Pair
1992 At His Best Special Music
1992 I May Be Hungry but I Sure Ain't Weird: The... Griffin
1994 Alternate [EP]
1998 Electricity Camden
1998 A Carrot Is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a... Virgin
1998 Zig Zag Wanderer Wooded Hill
1999 The Mirror Man Sessions Buddha
1999 The Dust Blows Forward: An Anthology Rhino
1999 Grow Fins, Vol. 2: Trout Mask House Sessions Xeric
1999 Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) Revenant
2002 Magic Band EMI
2002 Dust Sucker Ozit Morpheus
2003 Dichotomy
2003 Introducing Captain Beefheart EMI

LiveCaptain Beefheart Vinyl and Captain Beefheart CD's

2000 I'm Going to Do What I Wanna Do: Live at My... Rhino
2000 Merseytrout: Live in Liverpool 1980 Ozit Morpheus
2001 London 1974 MPG
2002 Magnetic Hands: Live in the UK Import

Captain Beefheart Music CD Appearances

Gary Lucas Improve the Shining Hour (2000) Performer
Pinetop Seven Rigging the Toplights (1998)
Frank Zappa Hot Rats (1969) Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals
Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart Confidential (1974) Vocals
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention One Size Fits All (1975) Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals
Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart Bongo Fury (1975) Harmonica, Harp, Vocals, Performer
Frank Zappa Zoot Allures (1976) Harmonica
Frank Zappa You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore... (1991) Harmonica, Vocals
Frank Zappa Lost Episodes (1996) Vocals
Frank Zappa Cheap Thrills (1998) Harmonica, Vocals
Frank Zappa Threesome, Vol. 2 (2002) Vocals

Interested in more Musicians?

Did you like our Aerosmith page? If so, you may also be interested in our Beatles Discography or Rolling Stones Biography pages. Or, if you prefer different musicians, how about our U2 Albums or Jimi Hendrix Albums?

Did you know we buy CDs online? In fact, we buy CDs, DVDs, AND Vinyl online, including Paul Anka Vinyl and Paco de Lucia Vinyl, those looking to purchase music will need to visit our New Jersey bricks and mortar store.

When you visit us, you can buy Vinyl, CDs and video on DVD such as Explosions In the Sky Records as well as Young Jeezy Records. We are very interested in buying CDs such as Brad Paisley CDs and Steely Dan CDs to as well as many Music DVDs.

We are interested in adding your musician and album reviews and invite you to write for us as a Music Critic. For example, do you think you've got something interesting to say about specific Pink Floyd LPs or Led Zeppelin LPs or the musicians?


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