Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tantrums - Indianapolis, Indiana 1966

The Tantrums started in early '66. Dressed in popular Mod-style hip-hugger camel corduroy slacks, yellow shirts, with floral ties and black boots, they prided themselves in being the local "hard-rockers". 20 minute renditions of "Louie, Louie" and frequent ad-libbing were well known throughout the city of Indianapolis.
The Tantrums were:
Bob Gunnell - lead guitar - bottom
Tom Arnold - rhythm guitar - middle
Jake Adams - Bass - top
Tom Sterrette (sp?) - Drums - not pictured

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone know if that was the same Bob Gunnell who was later known as "Custer" and who was an outstanding custom motorcycle builder and painter?

Anonymous said...

Yes that was Mr Gunnell. One and the same. I played organ after both Toms left the band

vinylfool said...

And who are you? '60s Indiana band member, feel free to tell us about your experiences!

Anonymous said...

I remember The Tantrums well. They played often at the Play Bowl -- a bowling alley that laid a danced floor over the first half-dozen lanes and started a teen club. I played there too, in various bands. the Tantrums were a great band and very nice guys.

Jay Zimmer

phantomwatcher said...

Does anyone know where "Custer" (Bob Gunnell) is now? Would love to say "Hi"!

ewilliby@comcast.net

Melinda Beutel said...

Bob Gunnell is my birth father. If anyone has any information about him please contact me.

memeb1967@yahoo.com

Melinda Beutel said...

Bob Gunnell is my birth father. If anyone has any information or can tell me anything about him, please contact me. Thank you!

memeb1967@yahoo.com