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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 Wire 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 Wire 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 Wire record collection, Wire 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 Wire 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!


Wire Biography

Wire are an English band formed in 1976 (and intermittently active to the present) by Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), Colin Newman (vocals, guitar) and Robert Gotobed (né Grey) (drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on the Live at the Roxy album - a key early document of the scene - but with hindsight their work, particularly their first three albums, was central to the development of post-punk.

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Wire Bio Continued

Influenced by artists as diverse as the Ramones, Brian Eno, and Marcel Duchamp, Wire are often cited as one of the more important rock groups of the 1970s and 1980s. Critic Stewart Mason writes, "Over their brilliant first three albums, Wire expanded the sonic boundaries of not just punk, but rock music in general."

Wire Discography Updated January 2007
Wire Albums

Studio Wire Vinyl & Wire CDs

1977 Pink Flag Harvest
1978 Chairs Missing Harvest
1979 154 Harvest
1987 The Ideal Copy Mute
1988 A Bell Is a Cup...Until It Is Struck Mute
1989 It's Beginning To & Back Again Mute
1990 Manscape Mute
1991 The Drill Mute
1991 The First Letter Mute
2003 Send Pink Flag

Live Wire Records and Wire CD Releases

1981 Document and Eyewitness Mute
1989 Buzz Buzz Buzz Mute
1999 Turns and Strokes WMO

Compilation Wire Vinyl and Wire CD's

1984 And Here It Is...Again... Sneaky Pete
1986 In the Pink Dojo
1989 The Peel Sessions Dutch East
1989 On Returning (1977-1979) Restless
1993 1985-1990: The A List Mute
1995 Behind the Curtain EMI
1996 Turns and Strokes WMO
1997 Coatings WMO
1998 Dugga Dugga Dugga WMO

Other Wire Music CDs: EPs

1980 EP Rough Trade
1986 Snakedrill Enigma
1986 Wire Play Pop Pink
1987 Ahead Mute/Enigma
1988 Eardrum Buzz Enigma
1988 Kidney Bingos Restless
1988 Silk Skin Paws Mute
1989 In Vivo Mute
1990 Life in the Manscape Capitol
2000 The Third Day
2002 Read & Burn 01 Pink Flag
2002 Read & Burn 02 Pink Flag

Solo Wire Music CD Appearances

Colin Newman
1980 A-Z Beggars
1981 Provisionally Entitled the Singing Fish 4AD
1982 Not To 4AD
1986 Commercial Suicide Capitol
1988 It Seems Restless
1997 Bastard Swim

Colin Newman Appearances
Bowery Electric Vertigo (1997) Producer, Remixing
Erasure Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's... (1995) Guitar
Immersion Low Impact (2000) Engineer
Lobe Lobe (1996) Mixing
Lobe Hibernation (2000) Engineer
Minimal Compact Raging Souls (1985) Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
Reels Reels (1979) Keyboards
Silo Instar (1999) Producer
Malka Spigel My Pet Fish (1999) Engineer, Writer, Instrumentation
Swayzak Groovetechnology, Vol. 1.3 (2002) Performer

Graham Lewis
1980 Graham Lewis & Bruce Gilbert - 3R4 4AD
1983 Pre>He WMO
1995 Pacific Specific (In a Different Place) WMO

Graham Lewis Projects
Dome Dome 1 (1980) Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Dome Dome 2 (1981) Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Dome Dome 3 (1981) Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Dome Yclept (2000) Engineer, Mixing
He Said Hail (1986)
He Said Take Care (1989)
He Said Omala Catch Supposes (1997)
He Said Omala Matching Crosses (1998)
H.A.L.O. Immanent (1995)
Ocsid In Between (1999)
Ocsid Opening Sweep (2001)
P'O Whilst Climbing Thieves Vie for... (1998) Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Vocals, Voices

Graham Lewis Appearances
Erasure Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's... (1995) Bass
Russell Mills & Undark Pearl & Umbra (2000)

Bruce Gilbert
1978 Music for Fruit Mute
1984 This Way Mute
1986 The Shivering Man Mute
1990 This Way to the Shivering Man Restless
1991 Insiding Mute
1996 Ab Ovo Mute
1996 Orr Parallel
1997 In Esse Mute
1997 The Haring WMO
2003 Mzui Boutique

Bruce Gilbert Projects
Dome Dome 1 (1980) Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vocals
Dome Dome 2 (1981) Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vocals
Dome Dome 3 (1981) Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vocals
Dome Yclept (2000) Engineer, Mixing
P'O Whilst Climbing Thieves Vie for... (1998) Guitar (Electric), Artwork

Bruce Gilbert Appearances
Erasure Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's... (1995) Guitar
Furious Pig I Don't Like Your Face (1981) Producer
Gilbertposstenger Manchesterlondon (2000) Slide Guitar
A.C. Marias One of Our Girls (1989) Producer
Thurston Moore Root (1999) Performer, Remixing
Colin Newman A-Z (1980) Guitar
Colin Newman Provisionally Entitled the Singing (1988) Guitar
Scala Slide (1997) Remixing
The The Burning Blue Soul (1981) Guitar, Piano, Producer

Robert Gotobed Appearances
Fad Gadget Incontinent (1981) Drums
Fad Gadget Best of Fad Gadget (2001) Drums
Colin Newman A-Z (1980) Drums
Colin Newman Provisionally Entitled the Singing (1981) Drums
Colin Newman Not To (1982) Drums
Colin Newman It Seems (1988) Drums
Colin Newman Provisionally Entitled the Singing (1988) Percussion, Drums, Engineer, Mixing

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