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 July 21, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019 |



*Judas Priest~Out In The Cold

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Wayne Static~The Creatures Are Everywhere

*Drown~What It Is To Burn


*Killing Joke~Blood On Your Hands


*Grotus~A Bad Itch

*Eagle Claw~Diagram Of The Tempest

   *****1 AM*****

**Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

*Bloody Hammers~Infinite Gaze To The Sun


*DC4~Queen Of Angels

**Generation Axe~Highway Star(Live)

*Black Sabbath~Sign Of The Southern Cross(Live)

*Dio~Don’t Talk To Stranger(Live)

**Iced Earth~Enter The Realm

**Iced Earth~Colors

*Diamond Plate~Relativity

*Outliar~The Death Of All That Is Sacred

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Pearson’s Square Pike #31

*Buckethead~Eagles Nest

*Buckethead~Eagles Flight

*Buckethead~Heart’s Delight

**In Flames~Here Until Forever

**Krash Karma~Cruel Summer

**Thobbe England~Between The Hammer & The Anvil

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

   *****3 AM*****


*Mr Manly~Reunion

**Fascination Alleyway~A Familiar Of Disproportionate Consequences p156

**Scott Stamp~World I Used To Know

**High Desert Sky~The Sacrament

**Ohrenfeindt~Zum Rocken (Live)

**Bloody Hammers~Fire In The Dark


**Critical Mess~Man Made Machine Made Man

**Under Subsidence~Freezing

**Scott Stamp~Purpose For Pain

**Texas Hippie Coalition~Dirty Finger

   *****4 AM*****


*Type O Negative~World Coming Down

**Dub Trio~World Of Inconvenience

*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Savoy Brown~Hellbound Train


*The Quill~Stone Believer

   *****5 AM*****


*Jimi Hendrix~Spanish Castle Magic/Sunshine Of Your Love(Live)

*Deadsoul Tribe~The Love Of Hate

*Primus~American Life

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

*Dream Theater~Bombay Vindaloo (Live)


*Ray Charles~A Song For You