Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967 (Commentary Teaser)
2011-03-11: Berklee College of Music Master Class
Around this time last year, I was lucky enough to be a part of John Mayer’s master class at Berklee College of Music which took place after his clinic at the BPC. In the first hour of the class, he mentioned that he was writing a song called “Submarine Test, 1967.” At the end of the night, when he was trying to decide what new songs to play for us, I blurted out, “What about the submarine one?” like a jackass. In retrospect, I’m extremely glad I did.
John said, “I want the first time people hear it to be on the record,” so I’m only posting his commentary before/after the song and I’m not going to post the actual tune. It’s hands down the best song that I’ve heard so far from Born and Raised, and it’ll be worth the wait. Hopefully this little snippet will generate some more buzz for the album which is scheduled to be released on May 22nd.