J.C. Wilson, the co-owner of House of Bricks, 525 E. Grand Ave., and guitarist for The Flying Marsupials. The band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at House of Bricks.
Q: The Flying Marsupials get back together every once in awhile. What made this seem like a good time for a reunion?
We’re lucky enough to talk on occasion through email or our personal circle of friends. The conversation always comes up, with us saying “We’ll play together any time.” I wanted to play at House of Bricks. We need to reunite every once in awhile just because we can. The rehearsals are a riot.
Q: The Supes opened for a lot of big acts. Do you have a favorite show memory?
That would probably be opening for ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd at Hilton Coliseum. It was a full house with great production. Another time we played with .38 Special and a month later I ran into Don Barnes at Super Toad. I walked into the green room and he said “Hey J.C.” I was like “Holy Cow!” I just got paid for my years of rock experience by having someone I’m a big fan of recognize me.
Q: Are Flying Marsupials sets mostly covers, or some originals?
Mostly covers. We put out one album of 12 or 13 songs in 1994. In a typical show you might hear one or two originals. We’re a bar band, with a high regard for vocals and harmonies. We’re going to see how many favorites we can dredge up.