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 15, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018 |




*Soen~The Others Fall

*Clutch~Oh, Isabella

*The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*Eagle Claw~Diagram Of The Tempest


*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*The Bronx~Cordless Kids

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


*Byzantine~To Release

**Judas Priest~Flame Thrower

**Avatar~Legend Of The King



*1000 Homo DJ’s~Supernaut

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets

**Suicidal Tendencies~Ain’t Mess’n Around

*Primordial~As Rome Burns

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

*Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger

**Monster Magnet~Want Some

*Seemless~In This Life


*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

**Leave’s Eyes~Riders On The Wind

*Unleash The Archers~Apex

**Anabasis~The Chamber

**Octopus~Child Of Destiny

**Black Label Society~Trampled Down Below

*Earth Ship~Reduced To Ashes

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

*Riverside~The Same River

**Mr Manly~Mr Manly Cologne

**Fascination Alleyway~Tanked Up For The Final Battle p106

**Underoath~On My Teeth

**Skindred~That’s My Jam

**Paddy & The Rats~Where Red Paints The Ocean


**Kobra & The Lotus~Let Me Love You

**Octopus~Black Dynamite


**Screaming Beast~The Nameless

*Glowsun~Behind The moon

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

*Queensryche~Anybody Listening?

*Lake Of Tears~Planet Of The Penguins

*Pink Floyd~Echoes


*Peter Gabriel~On The Air(Live)


*Rush~Spirit Of Radio(Live)

*The Bronx~Past Away

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

**W.A.S.P.~Chainsaw Charlie

*Warrior Soul~Children Of Winter

*Cinderella~Night Songs

*Uriah Heep~Circle Of Hands

*Voivod~Astronomy Domine

**Steppenwolf~Compared To What

**Monster Magnet~Soul

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You