The Volume Dealers began playing when rock 'n' roll trusted no one over 30. Nowadays, they hardly play a song less than 30 years old.
The group, which includes Houston com-mercial photographer Michael Hart, has a lot of catching up to do. Prior to their recent reunion, they had not played together in nearly 23 years.
Hart and his former college band mates from the early 1970s joined forces to have fun once again, playing the blues-style rock that had them touring the fraternity circuit in Austin, Texas, alongside future stars like ZZ Top and Double Trouble.
The band has recorded a CD of old favorites like Elvis Costello's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Under-standing." It also hopes to be included on an upcoming compilation of "ad bands" by Pfeifer Music in Los Angeles.
"We are indeed blessed to say that this project started out as fun and never got so serious that we forgot why we did it in the first place," Hart wrote in the music's liner notes.