1989 was the start of the reign of Gloria Trevi with the debut album, …Que Hago Aqui? (What do I do Here?). You can always watch the movie to find out about Gloria’s life but if you want to know who Gloria Trevi was before she was contaminated by Sergio Andrade, listen to this.
Still young and very green, Gloria Trevi was chosen as one of the members of a up and coming pop group, created by Sergio. The band didn’t really go anywhere and by 1988 it was over. Andrade knew he had a star with Trevi. He produced wrote the music and produced the album while Trevi wrote her own lyrics. Together, they took Mexico by storm with a look and a style that excited and scared the audiences.
Trevi was nothing like what was out at the time. She was loud, in your face, and vulgar. And she didn’t care. She wanted to make an impact and she did. The title track “Que Hago Aqui” was the first single. It wasn’t the hit that the second single turned out to be. “Dr. Psiquiatra” hit the airwaves and she performed the hit on variety shows. This song elevatored her popularity and she dominated the pop charts. I remember being shocked at what I saw when she popped up on television. I liked it because it was different. She was different and unapologetically so. This song will ultimately become her theme song for her entire career.
1989 was the start of the reign of Gloria Trevi with the album, …Que Hago Aqui?
The album also includes two covers. “Satisfecha” which is a cover of Rolling Stone’s “Satisfaction.” The song, “El Ultimo Beso” is a cover of the 1964 hit “Last Kiss” of J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers. Both tracks are great. Another very good song from the album is the powerful ballad, “Que Voy A Hacer Sin El? (What am I going to do without him?)”. Gloria’s raspy and harsh vocals surely tell you that she is in so much pain in the song. This is why Trevi’s ballads are always full of great emotion; her vocals just scream at you.
I almost what to say this is a perfect album but we have songs like “Cosas De La Vida” (Life Things) that do not fit within the rest of the album’s style. Like any album, there are great songs and bad songs. This has more good than bad. For a debut album, Gloria Trevi does shine and opens the door to success.