Check out this 1976 (1977 to some) Roky Erickson Sponge EP. This was the second Roky Erickson solo recording and was on a 7". Sponge was the French label of Philippe Garnier. Garnier was the American correspondent for the French magazine Rock & Folk.
According to reports, Garnier still lives in L.A. He's a journalist (Liberation), a writer (he wrote a book on David Goodis), as well as a French to English translator (James Ross' "They Don't Dance Much", Stewart O'Nan's "Speed Queen", etc.)