The Bitter Pill (Warrant song)

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"The Bitter Pill"
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Single by Warrant
from the album Dog Eat Dog
Released 1992
Recorded April 1992
Genre Hard rock
Length4:07
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Jani Lane
Warrant singles chronology
"Machine Gun"
(1992)
"The Bitter Pill"
(1992)
"The Hole In My Wall"
(1993)

"Machine Gun"
(1992)
"The Bitter Pill"
(1992)
"The Hole In My Wall"
(1993)

The Bitter Pill is the title of the fifth power ballad by American hard rock band Warrant. The song was released in 1992 as the second single from Warrant's third album Dog Eat Dog which charted at #25 on The Billboard 200. [1]

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Warrant (American band) rock band from the United States

Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, that experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their 2× platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, "Heaven," reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the 2× platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video.

"The Bitter Pill" features an operatic interlude, performed in German by the "Moron Fish & Tackle Choir". The makeshift "Choir" consisted of security guards, engineers, janitors, and others who had been available at or near the recording studio. [2]

The Bitter Pill features two different music videos, one with the album version of the song featuring the whole band in the video and one with the acoustic version of the song featuring only Jani Lane in the video. The video for the acoustic version was shot solely outside St Vincent de Paul Church located at 621 West Adams Blvd in South Los Angeles (intersection of West Adams and Figueroa). The Popeye's Restaurant seen across the street in the video still exists today.

The song also appears on the Warrant compilation "Rocking Tall" released in 1996.

<i>Rocking Tall</i> compilation album

Rocking Tall is a compilation album by the American rock band Warrant, released through Sony music in 1996. The collection spans the band's history from 1989 through 1992; although it does not include Heaven, one of the band's most popular songs.

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