Oasis snubbed Trainspotting soundtrack over rail geeks gaffe

Oasis snubbed the soundtrack for Trainspotting. Picture; contributed

Oasis snubbed the soundtrack for Trainspotting. Picture; contributed

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NOEL Gallagher missed out on featuring on the soundtrack for Trainspotting because he thought the film was about railway buffs.

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Robert Carlyle as Begbie in Trainspotting

Robert Carlyle as Begbie in Trainspotting

Director Danny Boyle was desperate for Noel and his band Oasis to do a song for the 1996 movie starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner. The soundtrack of the film became a huge hit and featured fellow Britpop bands Blur and Pulp as well as US music legends Iggy Pop and Lou Reed.

However, the Mancunian singer-songwriter turned down the chance to feature in the film.

The story was revealed during a question and answer session with Trainspotting producer Andrew Macdonald and costume designer Rachel Fleming at a 20th-anniversary screening of the movie.

Fleming then said: “I met Noel at a thing the other week and he said to me ‘I would have done something but honestly I thought it was about train spotters. I didn’t know’. That’s what he actually said.”

Macdonald also revealed that Lou Reed, whose song Perfect Day was used, never liked the film. The producer has also worked with Oscar-winner Boyle on the sequel, T2, which is due out in January.