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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 The Used CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in
Published Articles and read our
Customer Reviews on Yelp.com 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 The Used 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 The Used record collection, The Used 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 CDsDVDs 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 The Used 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!
The Used Biography
The Used is a rock band from Orem, Utah. The Used formed in Orem, Utah in the mid-1990s. Drummer and founding member Branden Steineckert, guitarist Quinn Allman, and bassist Jeph Howard were already in the group, but they quickly decided they needed a full-time singer/frontman. Several singers were auditioned, but the band was unsatisfied with any of them until meeting Bert McCracken, a foul-mouthed drug abuser who sometimes screamed so hard he would vomit onstage. With McCracken on-board, the band recorded a few demos and played locally until catching the eye of John Feldmann from the punk group Goldfinger. Feldman got the band signed to Reprise Records and recorded all within a few months. The Used were originally named "Used" but changed it to "The Used" when it was discovered a Boston band had already taken "Used".
Did you know we buy CDs online? In fact, we buy CDs, DVDs, AND Vinyl online, including John Lee Hooker Vinyl and Smokey Robinson Vinyl, those looking to purchase music will need to visit our New Jersey bricks and mortar store.
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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PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE, INC
20 South Tulane Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 www.prex.com 1.609.921.0881