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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 ZZ Top 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 ZZ Top 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 ZZ Top record collection, ZZ Top 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 ZZ Top 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!


ZZ Top Biography

ZZ Top is an American blues rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The group members are Billy Gibbons (guitar and vocals), Dusty Hill (bass guitar and vocals), and Frank Beard (drums). ZZ Top tickets are available, so if you want to see a ZZ Top concert, which may be one of the few concerts you'll see with the rock group still composed of its original members after more than 35 years, act now.

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ZZ Top Bio Continued

They reached the peak of their commercial success in the 1970s and 1980s, scoring many hit songs during that era; but they remain together today and are still touring and releasing albums. ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2004. Summarizing their music, Cub Koda wrote, "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers; Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom ... while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support." Their song lyrics often feature sexual innuendo and humor. Gibbons and Hill are also famous for their nostalgic guitars, many of which were co-designed with master luthier John Bolin of Bolin Guitars.

ZZ Top Discography Updated January 2007
ZZ Top Albums

ZZ Top Vinyl and ZZ Top CDs: Studio

1970 - ZZ Top's First Album - Warner Bros.
1972 - Rio Grande Mud - Warner Bros.
1973 - Tres Hombres - Warner Bros.
1975 - Fandango! - Warner Bros.
1976 - Takin' Texas to the People - London
1976 - Tejas - Warner Bros.
1979 - Degüello - Warner Bros.
1981 - El Loco - Warner Bros.
1983 - Eliminator - Warner Bros.
1985 - Afterburner - Warner Bros.
1990 - Recycler - Warner Bros.
1994 - Antenna - RCA
1996 - Rhythmeen - RCA
1999 - XXX - RCA
2003 - Mescalero - RCA

ZZ Top Records and ZZ Top CD Releases: Compilations

1977 - The Best of ZZ Top [1977] - Warner Bros.
1983 - Degüello/El Loco - Warner Bros.
1987 - Six Pack - Warner Bros.
1987 - Tres Hombres/Fandango - Warner Bros.
1992 - Greatest Hits - Warner Bros.
1994 - One Foot in the Blues - Warner Bros.
2002 - Antenna/Rhythmeen/XXX - BMG
2003 - Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box [Limited Edition] - Warner Bros.
2003 - Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box - Warner Bros.
2004 - Rancho Texicano: The Very Best of ZZ Top - Rhino
2004 - The Best of ZZ Top [2004] - Rhino
2005 - Trilogy: Afterburner/Fandango/Eliminator - Warner Strategic Marketing
2006 - The Beginning of ZZ Top - Laserlight

ZZ Top CD's and ZZ Top Vinyl: Singles

1984 - TV Dinners - Warner Bros.
1985 - Summer Holiday - Warner Bros.
1990 - Doubleback - Warner Bros.
1991 - Give It Up - Warner Bros.
1991 - My Head's in Mississippi [US Cassette Single] - Warner Bros.
1991 - My Head's in Mississippi [UK Vinyl Single] - Alex
1991 - Burger Man - Warner Bros.
1992 - Viva Las Vegas [Cassette Single] - Warner Bros.
1992 - Viva Las Vegas [Import CD Single] - Alex
1992 - Viva Las Vegas [Import Vinyl Single] - Alex
1993 - Legs [#1] - Warner Bros.
1993 - Legs [#2] - Warner Bros.
1994 - Pincushion - RCA
2003 - She's Killing Me - RCA
2005 - Hi-Five: ZZ Top - Warner Bros.

ZZ Top DVDs & ZZ Top Music Videos

2004 - Greatest Hits - Warner Bros.

ZZ Top CD and ZZ Top Records Releases: Appearances

1982 - Officer and a Gentleman Original Soundtrack - Performer
1984 - Teachers [Capitol] Original Soundtrack
1990 - Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye: A Tribute to Roky Er Various Artists - Producer, Performer
1992 - Classic Rock Box: WNEW-FM 25th Anniversary Box Various Artists - Performer
1993 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Original Soundtrack - Performer
1994 - Dazed and Confused Original Soundtrack - Performer
1994 - Even More Dazed & Confused Various Artists - Performer
1994 - Rare Rock Mixes Various Artists - Performer
1995 - Open Top Cars & Girls in T-Shirts, Vol. 3 Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Best Rock Anthems in the World...Ever! Various Artists - Performer
1996 - From Dusk Till Dawn [Original Soundtrack] Original Soundtrack - Performer
1997 - Power of Rock: 16 Classic Rock Hits Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Armageddon Original Soundtrack - Performer
1998 - Chronicles: 70's Rock Classics Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Classic Rock, Vol. 1 Karaoke - Performer
1998 - Hits Power Age Rock Various Artists - Performer
1998 - No. 1 Blues Album Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Kuschelrock, Vol. 8 Various Artists - Performer
2000 - Chartmix, Vol. 6 Various Artists - Performer
2000 - Legendary Harley-Davidson Road Songs Various Artists - Performer
2001 - Blues Legendes Various Artists - Performer
2001 - Double Shot of Blues Various Artists - Performer
2001 - Karaoke Rock in the USA Karaoke - Performer
2001 - Rolling Stone Presents: Classic Rock Various Artists - Performer
2002 - Dogtown and Z-Boys Original Soundtrack - Performer
2003 - All the 80's Various Artists - Performer
2003 - Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin' Willie Nelson - Vocals, Guest Appearance

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