Detail of photo by Horst P. Horst from Vogue magazine, July 1, 1939
The San Francisco band Oranger obviously loves the Beatles, but they seem to be worried that their feelings would not be reciprocated by at least one of the Fab Four. Why else would they feel the need to preemptively apologize to Paul McCartney in the title of the opening track to their 2000 album The Quiet Vibrationland? The opening line of the song reveals why - the verse melody of "Sorry Paul" is stolen note for note from the wordless chorus of "Every Night" (from 1970's McCartney album). In fact, all of "Sorry Paul" is a pretty good reason to say, "Sorry Paul" - I can count the non-Beatles aspects of the song on one hand. For instance, drummer Jim Lindsay was always more Keith Moon than Ringo Starr, and you can hear a little of that "wild-man" style in his fills on this song. I'll admit I lost interest in Oranger when Lindsay left the band - a band has to have more going for it than just loving the Beatles.
"Sorry Paul" by Oranger