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Pretty Poison

Vocalist Jade Starling and Whey Cooler co-formed the five-piece dance group Pretty Poison in the early ’80s. The band also featuring guitarist Lou Franco and drummer Bobby Corea (Cooler’s younger brother). They recorded for their own Svengali label and for Virgin.

After switching from stark synth-rock to a poppier sound, they charted for the first time in 1984 with the song “Nighttime“, which hit #14 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. “Catch Me (I’m Falling)” was a Top Ten pop hit in 1987 and was also featured in the Jon Cryer movie “Hiding Out.” With heavy MTV exposure, it became a Top Ten U.S. Billboard Hot 100 hit, peaking at #8. It peaked on the R&B side at #13 and went to #1 on the dance chart.

A re-recorded version of “Nighttime” became their second Hot 100 hit, climbing to #36. Pretty Poison had several more dance chart entries including a new version of “Catch Me (I’m Falling)” that hit #43 in 1998.

Singles

* "Gimme Gimme Your Autograph/Kill You" (1981 Poison Pops)
* "No Tears/Sakii" (1982 "The Bob Magazine" flexidisc)
* "Expiration/The Realm of Existence" (1983 Svengali Records)
* "Nighttime" (1984 Virgin Records)
* "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" (1987 Virgin Records)
* "Nightime" (1988 Virgin Records)
* "When I Look Into Your Eyes" (1988 Virgin Records)
* "Catch Me I'm Falling '98" (1998 Svengali Records)
* "Better, Better, Be Good To Me" (1997 Svengali Records)
* "Finger Lickin' Good" (2009)

Albums

* Laced EP (1983 Svengali Records)
* Catch Me I'm Falling (1988 Virgin Records)
* Greatest Hits vol. 1 (1997 Svengali Records)
* Euphoria (1998 Svengali Records)

The band’s February 2009 release is the single, "Finga Lickin' Good.”

 

 

 

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