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 22, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018 |



*White Zombie~Blur The Technicolor

*Fear Factory~Zero Signal

*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

*The Sword~Lawless Lands

*Borracho~I’ve Come For It All

*Anabasis~The Chamber

*UFO~Lights Out

*West Berlin~The Carried Weight

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

*Sophia Urista~The Pot


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

**ASG~Weekend Money

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

**Burn The Priest~Jesus Built My Hotrod

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Dance Of The Dead

*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn 72(Live)

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

*Elder~The Falling Veil

*Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson~Helter Skelter

*Marilyn Manson~If I Was Your Vampire

*White Zombie~Blood, Milk & Sky

**Bullet For My Valentine~Over It

**BTBAM~House Organ

**Parkway Drive~Absolute Power

*Rychus Syn~Abomination Of Devastation

*The Midnight Ghost Train~B C Trucker

*The Midnight Ghost Train~Black Dog


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

*Borracho~Lost In Time

*Mr Manly~Unmanly Nicknames

**Fascination Alleyway~Big Time Little Ones p422


**Dee Snider~For The Love Of Metal


**Hammer Down Hard~Fox On The Run

**Powerwolf~Demons Are A Girls Best Friend

**Chris Caffery~1989

**Impending Doom~Run For Your Life(She Calls)

**Obscura~Ethereal Skies

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*The Bronx~Past Away

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

*Deep Purple~Child In Time

*Wishbone Ash~Warrior

*Cinderella~Night Songs


*KMFDM~Hell Yeah

*Callenish Circle~Ignorant

*November 17~Religion

*Ministry~Psalm 69


*Eagle Claw~Tailwind

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

*Riverside~The Same River

**A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Clutch~ Oh, Isabella

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Type O Negative~World Coming Down

*Tori Amos~Winter(Live)

*Jake Shimabukuro~Heartbeat Dragon

*Ray Charles~A Song For You