The cartoon seriesFamily Guyis experiencing a network revival these days, and the CD,Family Guy Live in Las Vegas, is undoubtedly just part of the planned marketing blitz. Not exactly a soundtrack, this disc contains mostly new material created specifically … see full wiki
I occasionally watch FAMILY GUY, but I'm not as big a fan of the show as I am THE SIMPSONS or SOUTH PARK. It is a funny show and I often get a laugh when I watch. I picked up FAMILY GUY: LIVE IN VEGAS because I thought there might be some bits that I could play on the webradio show I used to broadcast. I even picked up the "clean" version of the album, thinking there would at least be three or four songs I would be able to get into rotation. I was wrong. FAMILY GUY can be a hysterical show, but its just as crude, rude, and vulgar as it is funny. The show doesn't just poke fun at society, it roasts it. It's the difference between simply having an itch in your eye and having a javelin stuck in your eyeball. I thought the album would be like the show, but it's edgier, more disgusting, and more obscene. And this is the clean album. The only song that I really enjoyed listening to is "T.V. Medley." That tune is a duet composed of mainly 1980s television show theme songs sung by Stewie and Brian. "The Theme From FAMILY GUY" was the only other song I was able to get away with playing over the airwaves and to be honest it's the only other song on the album I liked. Some of the tunes have witty titles, e.g. "Puberty's Gonna Get Me", but unfortunately they step over the edge and quickly become inappropriate.
The DVD disc included with the album isn't much. It includes Stewie's "Sexy Party" music video, a making of "Sexy Party" short, a making of FAMILY GUY: LIVE IN VEGAS featurette, and a trailer for AMERICAN DAD. The making of the album featurette is really the only item on the disc worth taking any time to watch, but it's not that informative and really not that interesting.
FAMILY GUY: LIVE IN VEGAS is an item that big fans of the show will probably like (make sure to get the Parental Advisory one, though). However, if you're just a casual fan of the show, you will be better off just downloading the tunes you really want.
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