|Genres||Avant-garde, sound collage, obscuro, psychedelic rock, noise|
|Past members||Austin Grasmere
Cromagnon was an American experimental band that was active during the late 1960s. Led by multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters Austin Grasmere and Brian Elliot, the band released Orgasm in 1969 which was later reissued as Cave Rock. They are said to have foreshadowed the rise of noise rock, no wave, and industrial rock. While the band was not commercially notable or successful, Pitchfork Media ranked the song "Caledonia", later covered by Japanese experimental band Ghost, at number 163 on their list of "The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s".
Orgasm has since been called "one of the most radical, futuristic and frightening albums of the era."
- Orgasm (1969), later reissued as Cave Rock (2000)
- "Cromagnon > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved October 11, 2009.
- "Orgasm > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved October 11, 2009.
- Alex Henderson. "Cave Rock > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved October 11, 2009.
- Henderson, Alex. "Overview—Cave Rock". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
- "Ghost: In Stormy Nights". Pitchfork Media. February 5, 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2009.
- "Part One: No. 200-151". The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s. Pitchfork Media. August 14, 2006. Retrieved October 11, 2009.
- Scaruffi 2003, pg. 49, "Also, typical of New York's artistic milieu were Cromagnon (1), who released one of the most radical, futuristic and frightening albums of the era, Orgasm (1968)."