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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 Frank Zappa 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 Frank Zappa 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 Frank Zappa record collection, Frank Zappa 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.

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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!


Frank Zappa Biography

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 ? December 4, 1993) was an American composer, guitarist, singer, film director, and satirist. In his more than 30-year long career, Frank Zappa established himself as a prolific and distinctive musician-composer-band leader. Zappa worked in almost every musical genre and wrote music for rock bands, jazz ensembles, synthesizers and symphony orchestra, as well as radiophonic works constructed from pre-recorded, synthesized or sampled sources.

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Frank Zappa Discography Updated January 2007
Frank Zappa Albums

Studio Frank Zappa Vinyl & Frank Zappa CDs

1966 Freak Out! Ryko
1967 Absolutely Free Ryko
1967 Lumpy Gravy Ryko
1968 We're Only in It for the Money Ryko
1968 Cruising With Ruben & the Jets Ryko
1969 Uncle Meat Ryko
1969 Hot Rats Ryko
1970 Burnt Weeny Sandwich Ryko
1970 Weasels Ripped My Flesh Ryko
1970 Chunga's Revenge Ryko
1971 200 Motels Rykodisc
1972 Waka/Jawaka: Hot Rats Ryko
1973 The Grand Wazoo Ryko
1973 Over-Nite Sensation Ryko
1974 Apostrophe Ryko
1975 One Size Fits All Ryko
1976 Zoot Allures Ryko
1979 Sleep Dirt Ryko
1979 Sheik Yerbouti Ryko
1979 Orchestral Favorites Ryko
1979 Joe's Garage: Act 1 Ryko
1979 Joe's Garage: Acts 2 & 3 Ryko
1981 You Are What You Is Ryko
1982 Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning... Ryko
1983 The Man From Utopia Ryko
1983 London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 1 Barking
1983 London Symphony Orchestra Rykodisc
1984 Boulez Conducts Zappa/The Perfect Stranger Rykodisc
1984 Them or Us Zappa Family
1984 Thing-Fish Vack
1984 Francesco Zappa Vack
1985 Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention Rykodisc
1986 Jazz From Hell Rykodisc
1987 London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 2 Barking
1987 The Black Page Keyboard
1993 The Yellow Shark Rykodisc
1995 Civilization Phaze III Zappa/Barking
1996 Läther Rykodisc

Live Frank Zappa Records and Frank Zappa CD Releases

1971 Fillmore East: June 1971 Ryko
1972 Just Another Band from L.A. Ryko
1974 Roxy & Elsewhere Ryko
1975 Bongo Fury Ryko
1978 Zappa in New York Ryko
1981 Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Barking
1981 Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More Barking
1981 Return of the Son of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Barking
1981 Tinsel Town Rebellion Ryko
1983 Baby Snakes Ryko
1986 Does Humor Belong in Music? Rykodisc
1988 Broadway the Hard Way Rykodisc
1988 Guitar Rykodisc
1988 You Can't Do That on Stage (Sampler) Zappa
1988 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 Rykodisc
1988 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 Rykodisc
1989 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 Rykodisc
1991 Any Way the Wind Blows Castle
1991 As an Am Zappa Castle
1991 Beat the Boots! Rhino
1991 Freaks & Motherfu*%!!@ Castle
1991 Make a Jazz Noise Here Rykodisc
1991 Piquantique Castle
1991 Saarbrucken 1979 Castle
1991 The Ark Castle
1991 The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life Rykodisc
1991 Tis the Season to Be Jelly Castle
1991 Trick or Treat Rhino
1991 Unmitigated Audacity Castle
1991 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4 Rykodisc
1992 At the Circus Rhino
1992 Beat the Boots!, Vol. 2 Rhino
1992 Conceptual Continuity Rhino
1992 Disconnected Synapses Rhino
1992 Electric Aunt Jemima Rhino
1992 Our Man in Nirvana Rhino
1992 Playground Psychotics Rykodisc
1992 Swiss Cheese/Fire Rhino
1992 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5 Rykodisc
1992 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 Rykodisc
1993 Ahead of Their Time Rykodisc
1995 Kill Ugly Radio Rykodisc
1995 Kill Ugly Radio Some More Rykodisc
1996 Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa:... UMRK
1996 Return of the Son of Kill Ugly Radio Rykodisc
1999 Zappa on the Road DBN
2003 Halloween Vaulternative
2004 Joe's Domage Vaulternative
2004 Joe's Corsage Vaulternative

Compilation Frank Zappa Vinyl and Frank Zappa CD's

1969 Mothermania: The Best of the Mothers Verve
1969 The Worst of the Mothers MGM
1969 The XXXX of the Mothers of Invention Verve
1970 The Mothers of Invention MGM
1971 Apocryphia Great Dane
1971 Mothers Day Verve
1978 Studio Tan Rykodisc
1985 Old Masters Box 1 Barking
1986 Old Masters Box 2 Barking
1987 The Old Masters Box 3 Barking
1987 The Guitar World According To Barking
1990 The Supplement Tape Siesta
1991 Rare Beefheart/Vintage Zappa Pop Almanac
1994 Rare Meat: Early Works of Frank Zappa Del-Fi
1995 Strictly Commercial: The Best of Frank Zappa Rykodisc
1996 Lost Episodes Rykodisc
1997 Have I Offended Someone? Rykodisc
1997 Prophetic Attitude L'Empreinte
1997 Strictly Genteel: A Classical Introduction... Rykodisc
1998 Cheap Thrills Rykodisc
1998 Cucamonga Del-Fi
1998 Mystery Disc Rykodisc
1999 Everything Is Healing Nicely Zappa Family
1999 Son of Cheap Thrills Rykodisc
2000 How's Your Bird Get Back
2002 For Collectors Only Disky
2002 FZ: OZ Vaulternative
2002 Threesome, Vol. 1 Rykodisc
2002 Threesome, Vol. 2 Rykodisc
2002 Zappa Picks (Jonathan Fishman) Rykodisc
2002 Zappa Picks (Larry LaLonde) Rykodisc
2002 For Collectors Only Disky
2004 Cucamonga Rhino

Frank Zappa Compact Disc Singles

1984 True Glove (EP) EMI
1987 Peaches en Regalia Rykodisc
1988 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Rykodisc
1988 Zomby Woof Atlantic

Frank Zappa DVDs & Frank Zappa Music Videos

200 Motels United Artists
Video Compilation MGM
The Amazing Mr. Bickford MPI
Does Humor Belong In Music? EMI
Baby Snakes Eagle Vision
True Story of 200 Motels MPI Home Video
Uncle Meat MPI Home Video
Video from Hell MPI Home Video
Pixel Dust Silverstone

Frank Zappa Music CD Appearances

Lenny Bruce Berkeley Concert (1989) Producer, Executive Producer
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band Trout Mask Replica (1969) Producer
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) (1999) Guitar
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band Dust Blows Forward: An Anthology (1999) Guitar, Vocals, Voices, Producer, Performer
Robert Charlebois Swing Charlebois Swing (1977) Guitar
Cryptic Slaughter Convicted (1986) Quotes Researched & Compiled
The Dangerous Kitchen Pays Tribute to Frank Zappa... (1999) Composer, Lyricist
Various Artists Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary... (1991) Performer
Various Artists Dr. Demento: The Very Best of Dr.... (2001) Performer
George Duke Feel (1974) Guitar
Ensemble Ambrosius Frank Zappa on Baroque Instruments (2000) Composer
Wild Man Fischer Evening with Wild Man Fischer (1968) Percussion
The G.T.O.'s Permanent Damage (1969) Tambourine, Producer, Liner Notes
Lowell George & The... Lightning-Rod Man (1993) Piano, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Prepared Piano
Grand Funk Railroad Good Singin', Good Playin' (1976) Guitar, Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Engineer
Grandmothers Looking Up Granny's Dress (1982) Drums
Hollywood Persuaders Drums a Go-Go Producer
Jefferson Airplane Crown of Creation (2003) Musician
Kevin Johansen & The Nada Sur O No Sur (2003) Liner Notes
John Lennon Sometime in New York City/Live Jam (1972) Guitar, Vocals
Little Feat Hotcakes and Outtakes: 30 Years of (2000) Piano, Vocals, Producer
Lord Buckley Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat (1970) Editing
Mad Kap Look Ma Duke, No Hands (1993) Composer
Mark Marino Deeply Rooted (1995) Performer
Muffin Men Say Cheese & Thank You (1994) Composer
Yoko Ono Onobox (1992) Guitar
Jean-Luc Ponty Canteloupe Island (1969) Guitar
Jean-Luc Ponty King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays... (1969) Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Performer
Jean-Luc Ponty Best of the Pacific Jazz Years (2001) Guitar, Arranger
Ruben and the Jets For Real! (1973) Arranger, Producer
L. Shankar Touch Me There (1979) Vocals, Producer
Jeff Simmons Lucille Has Messed up My Mind (1970) Guitar
Rod Stewart 1964-1969 (2000) Producer
Riccardo Fassi Tankio Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa Performer
Tenores Di Bitti Intonos (2000) Liner Notes
Joe Walsh Ordinary Average Guy (1991)
Dweezil Zappa Havin' a Bad Day (1986) Producer

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