Molotov – ¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas? [Vinyl] [2LP]
Molotov was already a well-known band in the bars of Mexico City when a representative of Universal listened to them while they opened a concert of Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas and from there the proposal to record an album arose. Thus it arises Where will the girls? in July of 1997, produced by Gustavo Santaolalla and Anibal Kerpel. His title is a parody of Where will children play? (1992), the disc of Maná that at the same time took its name from the song of Cat Stevens “Where do the children play” (1970).
The album originated great controversies since its launching by the content of its letters and by the image of its cover, that showed the body of a young person in school uniform seated in the back seat of a car with the pantaletas lowered until the knees.2 Many establishments refused to sell the album for these reasons; however, the members of Molotov decided to go out personally to sell their records on the street; As they were already known, sales were a success and the stores were forced to market it.
Two of the songs considered emblematic, were also the most controversial. The lyrics of “Gimme The Power” harshly criticized the politicians of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which at that time was in power in Mexico. Another, called “Puto”, was considered an insult by the homosexual community.
The album won a nomination for “Best Alternative Latin Rock Album” at the Latin Grammy Awards in 1998. In addition to receiving a favorable review in Rolling Stone magazine, was considered “one of the best of 1998” by recognized publications Americans such as The New York Times and Chicago Tribune. In October of that year, Molotov participates in the Surco Fest Concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he receives recognition for selling more than 800,000 copies of the album.6 At that time he also received several gold and platinum records in recognition of his sales in Spain, Chile and the United States, as well as in Mexico, Argentina and Colombia.