Playlist: The Sound and the Fury

JRRBLL was born & raised in Northern Vermont. After a somewhat troubled youth, he arrived in Ithaca, NY quite suddenly one Spring day many years ago.

In the Spring of 1985, while on an unrelated mission for a friend, an opportunity presented itself for on air DJ training at WVBR-FM Ithaca, the only non-profit commercial training station in the USA at the time. In September of 1985, a slot opened up between 2am – 6am Sunday mornings for a possible free form show, during which time "Rocking The Night Away" was started – four hours of free form progressive loud rock, as the term Heavy Metal was getting to be a little long in the tooth. Seven years later, with Rocking The Night Away now a five hour show, Mimi Griswold, PD at WQNY-Ithaca, hired him away from WVBR to start The Sound & The Fury on Friday overnights from Midnight until 6am. The extra time meant further expanding the ever growing library & playlists.

Shortly after JRRBLL started at WQNY, Mimi was hired away by Ed Levine to take over programming of his new solid rock station in Utica, NY. He soon followed her north to K-Rock where you hear the rest of the story every Saturday night at midnight... The Sound & the Fury celebrated it's 26th anniversary November of 2011.

Mission Statement

Now As Always, JRRBLL is at odds with Radio & the way music is presented on it, with it's tight formats & rigid playlists. The Sound & The Fury specializes in premiering the latest releases by current & established artists & groups in the loud rock field. Heavy emphasis on current (within the last 6 months) music, with short trips down memory lane to spice things up a little. Long sets are a mainstay, with as few interruptions as possible throughout the night. Regular features like instant requests(FOR REAL!), Notes From The Pen, Manly Advice from Mr. Manly, Readings from Fascination Alleyway, Artist Interviews & Surprise Guest Appearances, JRRBLL's Corner, where all the new stuff from the weeks mailbag gets spotlighted into one set, as well as a cool down with For Strahlers Only at 5:30am

The Sound & The Fury Play List for April 1, 2018

Sunday, April 01, 2018 |





*Callenish Circle~Self Inflicted

*In Flames~Colony

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Marilyn Manson~The Reflecting God

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King

*Mastodon~Iron Tusk

*Amon Amarth~An Ancient Sign Of Oncoming Storm

**Audrey Horne~This Is War

********1 AM*******

*Encrust~Predatory Skin

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Ex Deo~The Rise Of Hannibal

*Rush~Working Man(Live)

*AC/DC~Live Wire(Live)

*AC/DC~Let There Be Rock(Live)

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One


*Eagle Claw~Tail Wind

*********2 AM********


*Dark Tranquillity~The Endless Feed

*Dark Tranquillity~The Lesser Faith

*Dark Tranquillity~White Noise/Black Silence

*Nightrage~At The Ends Of The Earth

**Anabasis~The Chamber

*Nahemah~Today Sunshine Ain’t The Same

*Slave to The System~Slave To The System


**Black Label Society~Disbelief

********3 AM********

*The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*Mr Manly~The Unmanly Taxi Ride

**Fascination Alleyway~Life’s Newly Discovered Treasures p300

**Steppenwolf~Straight Shootin’ Woman

**Monster Magnet~When The Hammer Comes Down

**Suicidal Tendencies~I Got A Right

**Savage Messiah~Out Of Time

**Critical Mess~Bringer Of All End

**Critical Mess~Feasting

**Muse~Top Hat Man

**Monster Magnet~Ejection

*The Bronx~Past Away

*********4 AM********

*The Bronx~Night Drop At The Glue Factory

*Tree~Cold & Alone

*Styx~Midnight Ride

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Kyuss~Demon Cleaner

*Unida~Wet Pussycat

*Black Sabbath~Dirty Women

*GodBelow~Black Dogs Head

*GodBelow~Kill Devil Hills

*Antisect~Spirit Level

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Sword~Stuck In Rock

*Sanctuary~Battle Angels

********5 AM********


*Michael Schenker Group~Broken Promises

*UFO~Broken Promises

**BTBAM~Condemned To The Gallows

*Marilyn Manson~The Gardener

*Rush~The Garden



*Ray Charles~A Song For You