We're now less than a few short weeks away from the long-awaited sequel to Danny Boyle's masterpiece, Trainspotting.
Set twenty years after the original, T2: Trainspotting reunites us with Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and pulsating trance music that's often played at volumes guaranteed to have police called. It's great, basically. Many will recall that the original soundtrack featured such tracks as Leftfield's A Final Hit, New Order's Temptation and, of course, the incomparable Born Slippy from Underworld.
The listing for the soundtrack album for T2: Trainspotting was released online earlier today and among the various names - which includes the likes of Wolf Alice, a Prodigy remix of Iggy Pop's Lust For Life, and The Clash - is Limerick's very own Rubberbandits.
Dad's Best Friend, which was released in 2014, features lyrics about your Dad's best friend getting high on drugs and attacking people with antique swords. Begbie's theme tune, perhaps? Who knows. An unnamed source close to the Rubberbandits also confirmed that not only does the song feature in the film, but so to does the music video for it.
It's pretty heartening to see some of the weirder parts of Irish popular culture make their way into the mainstream because let's face it, T2: Trainspotting is going to be everywhere when it's released at the end of this month.
Here's the tracklist in full for T2: Trainspotting's official soundtrack. The soundtrack will be available from January 27th and the film will be released on the same day.
1. Lust for Life (The Prodigy Remix) - Iggy Pop
2. Shotgun Mouthwash - High Contrast
3. Silk - Wolf Alice
4. Get Up - Young Fathers
5. Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
6. Eventually But (Spud's Letter to Gail) [feat. Ewen Bremner] - Underworld
7. Only God Knows - Young Fathers
8. Dad's Best Friend - The Rubberbandits
9. Dreaming - Blondie
10. Radio Ga Ga - Queen
11. It's Like That - Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins
12. (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais - The Clash
13. Rain Or Shine - Young Fathers
14. Whitest Boy On the Beach - Fat White Family
15. Slow Slippy - Underworld