Oasis snubbed Trainspotting soundtrack over rail geeks gaffe

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

Tuesday, 18th October 2016, 11:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 9:23 pm
Oasis snubbed the soundtrack for Trainspotting. Picture; contributed


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.

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Robert Carlyle as Begbie in Trainspotting

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.

Robert Carlyle as Begbie in Trainspotting