For whom does the caged clam sing?
July 25, 2008 2:08 AM Subscribe
Musicians and slang collectors, your attention please! What, in musical terms, is considered a "clam"?
posted by motown missile to writing & language (11 answers total)
In context, it was apparently something Buddy Rich definitely didn't want his band members doing on stage...he says so repeatedly and at length on some of the infamous Buddy Rich tapes that were surreptitiously recorded many years ago. Anyone have any ideas as to what he meant, or is this a Buddy Rich-specific term? Or a term some clam applied to Buddy Rich?