Video Premiere: The Venus Flytraps – “Ghost on the Phone”

Just when you thought Halloween couldn’t get any stranger, Cleveland band The Venus Flytraps is releasing a visual single featuring two tracks from its debut album Night of The Venus Flytraps. The video premieres today on MusicTAP.

Both tracks were recorded straight to 1/4 inch tape in a Cleveland living room through a haze of VHS sleaze and blue smoke. No computers were involved.

Here’s the band’s two cents on “Ghost on the Phone:”

Psychedelic pop melodies mixed with tangled Country Teasers riffs, a Bo Diddley on mescaline percussion track and lyrics about possessive love affairs. The teenage-horror style visual enhances the mood with supernatural lighting and a performance from guitarist Kelly Venus and bassist Aubrey O’Blivian as the Sleepover Girls.”

More more more:  – Justin Vellucci, MusicTAP, Oct. 31, 2019


About the author

Justin Vellucci is a staff writer for PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, and MusicTAP, a contributor to Pittsburgh Current, and a former staffer for Popdose, Punk Planet and Delusions of Adequacy. His music writing has appeared in national magazines such as American Songwriter, alt-pubs like The Brooklyn Rail, Pittsburgh CityPaper and San Diego CityBeat, blogs Swordfish, Punksburgh and Linoleum, and the Gannett magazine Jetty. He lives in Pittsburgh.