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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 Pennywise 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 Pennywise 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 Pennywise record collection, Pennywise 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 Pennywise 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!


Pennywise Biography

Pennywise is an American punk rock band that was formed in 1988 and named after a Stephen King horror novel, It, in which Pennywise the Dancing Clown is a guise taken on by the monster. Traditionally, the band releases an album every two years on Epitaph Records.

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Pennywise Bio Continued

Pennywise was formed in 1988 in Hermosa Beach, California by singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin and bassist Jason Thirsk. To date, this line-up is considered a classic. They released two EPs A Word from the Wise and Wildcard (both 1989). Each of the band members had played in other bands in the Hermosa Beach area and attended the same high school. The group signed to Epitaph Records in 1990 and released their first album Pennywise (1991). The album quickly spread throughout the punk community, earning the band some nation-wide recognition and a series of successful Pennywise concerts. Lyrics in the album endorsed a positive mental attitude, helping promote progressive ideals for Generation X. Lindberg left the band soon after the debut record. Thirsk took his place on vocals and Randy Bradbury stepped in on bass. The Vandals lead singer Dave Quackenbush took over on vocals for a brief stint in 1992 when Thirsk returned to bass.

Pennywise Discography Updated January 2007
Pennywise Albums

Pennywise Vinyl and Pennywise CDs: Studio

1991 - Pennywise - Epitaph
1992 - Wild Card/A Word From the Wise - Tho
1993 - Unknown Road - Epitaph
1995 - About Time - Epitaph
1997 - Full Circle - Epitaph
1999 - Straight Ahead - Epitaph
2000 - Live at the Key Club - Epitaph
2001 - Land of the Free? - Epitaph
2003 - From the Ashes - Epitaph
2005 - The Fuse - Epitaph

Pennywise Records and Pennywise CD Releases: Singles

1989 - Word from the Wise - Theologian

Pennywise DVDs & Pennywise Music Videos

1995 - Unity - Music Video Distributors
1995 - Home Movies - Epitaph
2006 - Smoke out Festival - Eagle Vision USA

Pennywise CD's and Pennywise Vinyl: Appearances 1991 - 1998

1991 - Pennywise Pennywise - Arranger, Composer, Group
1993 - Unknown Road Pennywise
1994 - Punk-O-Rama Various Artists - Performer
1995 - Punk Sucks Various Artists - Performer
1995 - Soul Arch: The Theologian Compilation Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Bored Generation Various Artists - Performer
1996 - M.O.M., Vol. 1: Music for Our Mother Ocean Various Artists - Producer, Performer
1996 - Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 2 Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Skaters Have More Fun Various Artists - Performer
1997 - Full Circle Pennywise - Producer, Engineer, Artwork, Mixing
1997 - Generations, Vol. 1: A Punk Look at Human Rights Various Artists - Performer
1997 - God Money Original Soundtrack - Performer
1997 - M.O.M., Vol. 2: Music for Our Mother Ocean Various Artists - Engineer, Performer, Mixing
1997 - Punk Bites, Vol. 2 Various Artists - Performer
1997 - Violent World: A Tribute to the Misfits Various Artists - Producer, Performer
1998 - Compilation of Warped Music Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Line Up: A Taylor Steele Collection Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 3 Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Show Soundtrack Various Artists - Producer, Performer, Mixing
1998 - SRH Presents: Lose Your Illusions, Vol. 1 Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Their System Doesn't Work for You Anti-Flag - Performer
1998 - X-Games, Vol. 3 Various Artists - Performer

Pennywise CD and Pennywise Records Releases: Appearances 1999 - Present

1999 - Compilation of Warped Music II Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 4 Various Artists - Performer
1999 - SB1: Skiboarding Journey Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Short Music for Short People Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Vans Warped Tour '99 Various Artists - Performer
2000 - Early Poems Of Various Artists - Performer
2000 - Hit and Run Various Artists - Performer
2000 - Live at the Key Club Pennywise - Mixing
2000 - Loose Change Original Soundtrack - Performer
2000 - Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 5 Various Artists - Performer
2000 - World Warped, Vol. 3: Live Various Artists - Performer
2001 - Land of the Free? Pennywise - Producer
2001 - Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 6: 2001 Various Artists - Performer
2001 - That Darn Punk Original Soundtrack - Performer
2001 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Various Artists - Producer
2002 - Dancing with Duchin Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra - Vocals
2002 - ESPN's Ultimate X: The Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists - Producer
2002 - Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 7 Various Artists - Performer
2003 - From the Ashes Pennywise - Producer
2005 - Full Circle [Bonus Track] Pennywise - Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Layout Design
2005 - Look at All the Love We Found: A Tribute to Sublime Various Artists - Producer
2005 - Pennywise [Bonus Track] Pennywise - Arranger

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 Nine Inch Nails Vinyl and They Might Be Giants 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 Three Days Grace Records as well as Phil Ochs Records. We are very interested in buying CDs such as John Coltrane CDs and The Roots 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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