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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 Tool CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in
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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 Tool 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 Tool record collection, Tool 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 Tool 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!
Tool is an American progressive rock band, formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California, when drummer Danny Carey joined the rehearsal of his neighbor, singer Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Paul d'Amour, when nobody else would show up. His decision proved to be a stroke of luck when the band turned out to become a highly successful act, "introducing dark, vaguely underground metal to the preening pretentiousness of art rock" - most notably due to their influential third release, Ænima (1996).
They have gained appreciation and critical praise for a complex and ever-evolving sound, that ranges from "slam and bang" heavy metal on their first release to more progressive influenced songwriting on Lateralus (2001) which "in another era (...) would have been considered progressive rock, ten tons of impressive pretension." Their overall sound has been described as "grinding, post-Jane's Addiction heavy metal" as well as "a primal sound as distinct as it is disturbing" - most simplified categorizations of the band's genre are often dismissed (see: Arguments About Genre & Categorization). They are known for addressing philosophical and spiritual issues in their lyrics, such as evolution and Jungian psychology ("Forty Six & 2"), organized religion ("Opiate") and transcendence ("Lateralus"), as well as for songs that feature "complex rhythm changes, haunting vocals, and an onslaught of changes in dynamics" which often result in a greater-than-average track length. Tool Concerts are a staple of the hard rock community, pick up your Tool tickets today and experience hard rock at its finest.
2000 Salival Volcano
2001 Unauthorized Biography Trinity Home
Solo Tool Records and Tool CD Releases
Maynard James Keenan appearances
Deftones White Pony (2000) Vocals
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms (2000) Vocals, Logo Design
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step (2003) Vocals, Executive Producer, Artwork, Group Member
A Perfect Circle Weak and Powerless/Blue (2003) Executive Producer
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine (1992) Vocals
Other Solo Tool Vinyl and Tool CD's
Adam Jones appearances
Scott Cossu Emerald Pathway (2002) Cover Photo
Bill Cunliffe/Gary Foster... It's About Love (2003) Layout Design, CD Package Design
Martin Koch Hey Mr. Producer!: The Musical... (1998)
Peach Giving Birth to a Stone (1993) Artwork
Hossam Ramzy Rhythms of the Nile (1997) Photography
Paul d'Amour appearances
Lusk Free Mars (1997) Producer, Art Direction, Mixing Assistant
Murder City Devils Thelema [CD/10"] (2001) Engineer, Mixing
Replicants Replicants (1996) Guitar, Vocals
Danny Carey appearances
Collide Some Kind of Strange (2003) Drums, Engineer
Carole King Colour of Your Dreams (1993) Drums
Did you know we buy CDs online? In fact, we buy CDs, DVDs, AND Vinyl online, including Rolling Stones Vinyl and Dolly Parton Vinyl, those looking to purchase music will need to visit our New Jersey bricks and mortar store.
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PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE, INC
20 South Tulane Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 www.prex.com 1.609.921.0881