Click below to read my liner notes for these Real Gone CD reissues:

David Axelrod: David Axelrod's Rock Interpretation of Handel's Messiah. Just what the title says -- a rock version of Messiah by the guy who has one of the most avid cults of any producer/arranger of the '60s and '70s.

T.S. Bonniwell: Close
. T.S. Bonniwell was better known as Sean Bonniwell, leader, lead singer, and main songwriter of the Music Machine. His rare 1969 solo album was more in the folk-pop vein, with orchestrated production by ex-Animals guitarist Vic Briggs.

The Electric Prunes: Complete Reprise Singles. All of the tracks released on Electric Prunes singles between 1966 and 1969.

The Germs: (GI). The only album by one of the most legendary early Los Angeles punk bands, produced by Joan Jett.

Barbara Lewis: The Complete Atlantic Singles. The A-sides and B-sides of all seventeen singles this great soul singer issued on Atlantic Records between 1962 and 1968.

McGough & McGear: McGough & McGear
. McGough was Roger McGough; McGear was Mike McGear, also known as Mike McCartney, younger brother of Paul. Two-thirds of the British pop/comedy group the Scaffold, in 1968 they released their only album, which was more pop than comedy. Includes guest guitar by Jimi Hendrix and numerous instrumental/vocal/production contributions from Paul McCartney.

David Peel: Have a Marijuana
. The 1968 debut album by this legendary New York street musician.

Rick Springfield: Beginnings. The first solo album by Rick Springfield, long before his '80s superstardom as both a pop-rock musician and television fixture on General Hospital. Includes the 1972 hit "Speak to the Sky."