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 May 10, 2020

Saturday, May 09, 2020 |


…Play List From January 1, 2017, The First Of The Stream Of Consciousness Shows That Continue To This Day…




*Annihilator~The Fun Palace

*Godbelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Godbelow~Black Dogs Head

*Godbelow~Kill Devil Hills

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Hands Up

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

*Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

**Metallica~Spit Out The Bone

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil



   *****1 AM*****

*Erosion~Silver Surfer

*Callenish Circle~Self Inflicted

*Living Sacrifice~Altered Life

*Queensryche~Eyes Of A Stranger

**Operation Mindcrime~Invincible

**Red Desert~Older, No Wiser

*Venomous Maximus~Venomous Maximus


*Coliseum~Everything To Everyone

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*The Midnight Ghost Train~Twin Souls

**Kyng~Breathe In The Water


   *****2 AM*****

*Testament~Throne Of Thorns

**Primordial~Heathen Tribes(Live)

*Slayer~Angel Of Death(Live)

*Stampin’ Ground~Don’t Need A Reason To Hate

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

*Tristania~Night On Earth


*My Ruin~Terror

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Otep~On The Shore

**Heaven Shall Burn~They Shall Not Pass


   *****3 AM*****

*Coroner~Grin(Nails Hurt)

**Fascination Alleyway~Outermost Octagons p441

**Footage Of A Yeti~Death Prayer

**Grave Digger~Healed By Metal


**Voodoo Terror Tribe~City Of Sixes

**Xandria~Death To The Holy

**Primordial~Where Greater Men Have Fallen(Live)

*Iron Maiden~When The River Runs Deep

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

   *****4 AM*****

**Black Sabbath~War Pigs(Live)

*Type O Negative~Black Sabbath

*Paul Harvey~If I Were The Devil

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

*Riverside~The Same River


*Deep Purple~Child In Time


*Judgement Day~Ghost Hunt


   *****5 AM*****

*Supersuckers~The Evil Powers Of Rock & Roll

*Styx~Midnight Ride

*Volbeat~Hallelujah Goat

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Cult~She Sells Sanctuary

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Moonspell~Alpha Noir

*Porcupine Tree~Russia On Ice

*Godbelow~Three Seasons

*Warrior Soul~Four More Years


*Ray Charles~A Song For You