Catch Me (I’m Falling) isn’t only the name of a musical masterpiece from 1987, it’s also the words you probably screamed after you inhaled the giant cloud of AquaNet (pink can) fumes wafting off of that picture and were completely knocked over from the intense glamour of it all. Every time I listen to Catch Me (I’m Falling), which is a lot, I can feel my hair tease itself and my shoulders start to shimmy on their own. Philadelphia’s own Pretty Poison is still together and the group is made up of Peg Bundy’s style icon Jade Starling (who is also a gay-rights activist), Kaya Pryor and Whey Cooler (which is a great name for a new wave drag queen as well as a great name for a refreshing protein supplement drink).
Wikipedia tells me that Pretty Poison had a minor hit in 1984 with Nighttime, but they really shot to the top in 1987 when they released their opus Catch Me (I’m Falling), which was on the soundtrack for the movie Hiding Out starring Jon Cryer and Annabeth Gish. They released several albums and singles after that, and still play festivals and shows, but Catch Me (I’m Falling) will probably forever be their Mona Lisa. As it should be!
I haven’t seen the video for Catch Me in a zillion years and forgot about how much hotness is in it from the dancers moving like happy zombies on bath salts to Jade Starling throwing massive loads of raw sex at the camera while done up in Y Kant Tori Read glamour. It looks like a Wilson’s Leather and a Charlotte Russe had a sloppy fight on Jade Starling’s body and that is beyond the look.
If you ever find yourself at a dumb company retreat and they make you do that stupid trust full shit, you owe it to yourself to say in a breathy voice, “Are you ready boy, here I come, catch me, I’m falling…”