“The Bitter Pill” is a gorgeous ballad from Warrant’s 1993 album Dog Eat Dog, which came out just as Nirvana and Pearl Jam were taking over the radio, ushering in the grunge era. “Hair metal” ballads do not get better than this gem. And this version, performed acoustically solo by the late singer Jani Lane, is especially haunting.
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.