Founded in 1995 by John Houck (Bass-Vocals) Wayne Russell (Drums-Vocals), and Billy Anderson (Guitar), Victims of Change was an eclectic hard rock band from the Arkla-Tex area. After spending some time forging out their song writing skills, the band put together the material that would later become TOPIC?. The bulk of the material found on TOPIC? was previously recorded at TC Studios in 1996/97. In late '97 Russell moved to Indiana; Anderson shortly followed. At the beginning of '99, to continue with the band, Houck rejoined the two. Later that year, Ian Harford was added as a second guitarist. The four spent the next year writing and recording. Harford took a ten-month sabbatical to Brazil in 2000, and Anderson decided to leave the band. Arkansas native Eric Sanders replaced Anderson in 2001. Once Harford returned, the band finished recording and released TOPIC? in April 2002.