Molotov is a Mexican Rap Rock band formed in 1995, widely known because of their colorful — to say the least — way of talking about politics, the media, and sex.
They are also the main subject of the Rockumentary Gimme the Power.
The band lineup consists on:
- Ismael "Tito" Fuentes: Guitar, and vocals.
- Miguel Angel "Micky" Huidobro (AKA ''El Huidos"): Bass, Guitar, Drums and Vocals.
- Juan Francisco "Paco" Ayala: Bass, vocals, and drums when Randy is doing vocals.
- Randy Ebright: Drums, bass and vocals
The band and their music give examples of:
- A Date with Rosie Palms: "Rastamandita:" To note, the song and video are extremely not-worksafe.
- Big Eater: Cerdo.
- Casting Couch: "El Carnal de las Estrellas"
- Cover Album: Con Todo Respeto. Sort of.
- The Cover Changes the Meaning: Many instances in their covers.
- "Amateur (Rock Me Amadeus)" talks about the bands life before ascending to fame.
- "Payaso" changes the lyrics, as far as portraying the titular guy as a Jerkass Alcoholic, with a dash of Dogged Nice Guy.
- "Diseño Rolas" (Lipss Inc's Designer Music), is about a jobless and inept musician.
- "Rap, Soda y Bohemia" (''Bohemian Rhapsody''), in which the lyrics are about killing people in many ways.
- Depraved Kids' Show Host: A variation in the video for "Guacala Que Rico", the presenter here is a Mister Rogers' like children's author reading a book to some kids.
- Digital Piracy Is Evil: Like many bands, thay're against music piracy, specially people who makes counterfeited CDs and sell them in the streets (something very common in Mexico). However, unlike many bands, they made ways to make people buy original CDs, for example:
- Double Entendre: More often than not.
- Just Before the End / The End of the World as We Know It: "El Mundo" is an grimly hilarious take on this, with dashes of the pre-2000's Signs of the End Times that abounded.
- Kent Brockman News: "Que no te haga bobo Jacobo," which takes a lot of jabs at Televisa and its main anchorman, Jacobo Zabludovsky.
- List Song: "Lagunas Metales" and "E. Charles White". The first one makes multiple Shout-Outs to multiple bands and the second is a list of double entendres.
- Live Album: Desde Rusia Con Amor.
- Men Don't Cry: "Puto", which had quite the controversy back in the day, since the word is also a pejorative word used against homosexual people. It's actually about men who sissy out of challenges.
- Mohs Scale of Lyrical Hardness: Ranges from 5("Yofo","Marciano","Amateur","Cerdo), to their characteristic level 7("Quitate Que Ma'sturbas","Chinga Tu Madre","Rastaman-Dita","Gimme Tha Power).
- Police are Useless / Police Brutality: Discussed in "Hit Me."
- Protest Song: Many of their songs, but the most well-known ones are "Gimme Tha Power," "Hit Me," "Voto Latino," "Frijolero," and "Yofo."
- Rockumentary: Gimme The Power.
- Salt and Pepper: The Heroic Albino and Magical Negro from the music video of "Amateur."
- Sanity Slippage Song: "Marciano", which it is an adaptation of "I've turned into a Martian" from The Misfits
- Sequel Song: "Hit Me," also called "Gimme Tha Power 2," as it carries the same themes as said song.
- Followed later on by "Yofo."
- Shave and a Haircut: The melody is featured at the end of "Marciano."
- Something Completely Different: Eternamiente is actually a compilation of the members' EP's.
- Surprisingly Good English: In rap verses, courtesy of Randy.
- Unusual Euphemism: Used excessively in the song "Changüich a la Chichona."
- Used also in "E. Charles White", in which all of the sexual euphemisms are fake names.
- Your Mom: Often done in their songs, but the most prominent example is "Chinga Tu Madre."