Clearview 77

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Clearview 77
Origin Brooklyn, NY
Genres Rock
Punk rock
Years active 1996—2004
Past members Anthony Bagarozza
Tom Lee
Frank Messina
Amilcar Ortiz

Clearview 77 was a punk rock quartet hailing from Brooklyn, NY. Born in the summer of 1996, CV77 was the true definition of the "local" band. The band has played countless shows within the East Coast with acts like Face to Face, New Found Glory, Finch, Saves the Day, The Amazing Crowns, US Bombs, Big Wig, Murphy's Law, Alkaline Trio, The Queers, GOB, and many more. In their 8 year existence the band managed to finish at the top of the charts and competitions for CMJ, Discmakers,,, Jim Beam, Loudenergy, had a song aired on CNN and Good Morning America, and added to college radio stations across the US. The band also finished in the top 10 in 92.3 FM K-ROCK' best unsigned band of 2000 contest. Clearview 77 have also been featured on multiple compilations with acts like NOFX, New Found Glory, Auto Pilot Off, Agnostic Front, Midtown, ALL, Saves the Day, Down By Law, Circle Jerks, and many more. The opening track on their 2000 EP "Another Story" produced by Agnostic Front frontman Roger Miret was played on K-ROCK's "The Buzz" with Matt Pinfield. This led to many 1st's for the band as they performed on live TV for "Studio Y" on cables Metro Channel. Clearview 77 also received ample airplay on national radio with their cover of the U2 classic "With or Without You" in 2002. At the tail end of their career the band recorded 2 songs and filmed TV commercial spots for the cable network TNN. The promo spots for the networks James Bond marathon aired on MTV, ESPN, TNN, TNT, TV Land, and Nickolodeon in the winter of 2002. The band parted ways and retired in the beginning of 2004.

Band lineup[edit]


  • Clearview 77 1st demo - 1996
  • Self titled debut album - 1999
  • Suck It Up Records compilation - 1999
  • Self titled 3 song EP - 2000
  • Fast Music 'Disarming Violence' compilation - 2000
  • Dying Wish 'From Brooklyn with Love' compilation - 2001
  • Fast Music 2001 compilation - 2001
  • 'Absent Company' LP - 2002, Orchard Records[1]
  • SXSW festival compilation - 2003
  • XM Radio 'Radar' compilation - 2003
  • Amp Energy '6 Pack' compilation - 2003

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