…so too does the music, which rides along on the same wave of said moment.
Danny Boyle’s film, Trainspotting, was (is) a fantastic film. Along with being a fantastic film, Trainspotting was also accompanied by even greater soundtracks. That’s right, two volumes of periodic musical awesomeness. Just like the film captures a true moment in time; so too does the music, which rides along on the same wave of said moment. Although there is a mid-90’s club scene theme to the selection of songs for the film, there are some left of field notable exceptions.
The songs themselves are chaotic in union with the film’s story at hand. The multi-flavored layers of the songs range from the mid-90’s euro trash sounds of Ice Mc (“Think About The Way”) to the mournful crooning of Americana in the form of Lou Reed (“Perfect Day”).
If Trainspotting taught us anything, it’s that drugs don’t play favorites. If a human being allows themselves to get sucked into the drug culture, then that just means we all have the capacity to become the next victim. If there was a themed soundtrack to accompany the drug culture in the 1990’s, then Trainspotting fits likeO.J’s glove should have.
In Trainspotting, heroin was the soup du jour for Rent & Co.’s everyday existence…
Tracks by groups like Underworld and The PF Project, who remixed Ewan McGregor’s character, Renton’s soliloquy about choice and choosing are just some examples that accurately represent the time. In Trainspotting, heroin was the soup du jour for Rent & Co.’s everyday existence and the music in the film more than reflected the mood of several smack happy moments that encapsulated the group’s state of mind.
Elsewhere on the soundtrack, but still in keeping with the drug addled theme, we find the delicious disco anthem, “Atomic”, the Blondie classic as done by the group, Sleeper. That guitar riff is all I can say.
Ah, I feel sated. Do yourselves a favor my fellow kilSters, acquaint/reacquaint yourselves with this immortal Danny Boyle classic and it’s accompanying soundtracks. What? Just thinking about the music has your body moving already? I guess the music got you then. A job well done to me (pats self on back).
Feel free to discover/rediscover this absolute gem of a film here. For soundtrack purchase, feel free to click here. To purchase the soundtracks, click on the highlighted links here (Volume 1) and here (Volume 2)