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Oasis turned down Trainspotting soundtrack because they don’t like trains

By | Published on Thursday 20 October 2016


Noel Gallagher turned down the opportunity for Oasis to have a song on the soundtrack of Danny Boyle’s 1996 film ‘Trainspotting’, missing out on being a part of one of the biggest British films and soundtrack albums of the 90s. And all because he misunderstood and feared the band being associated with railway enthusiasts.

Appearing at a Q&A session for a 20th anniversary screening of the film, producer Andrew Macdonald and costume designer Rachel Fleming were asked why Oasis had not appeared on the soundtrack, reports the Telegraph.

“Danny is from near Manchester and he was very keen to have Noel Gallagher do something but there was a reason why he didn’t do it”, pondered Macdonald. “He came to the launch party in Cannes, but I don’t know why he didn’t do a piece of music”.

Fleming chipped in: “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 trainspotters. I didn’t know’. That’s what he actually said”.

This is presumably why Oasis also didn’t appear on the soundtrack of ‘Heat’ or ‘Twelve Monkeys’ either.