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 34th Anniversary Show Play List for The Sound & The Fury w/JRRBLL, November 3, 2019

Sunday, November 03, 2019 |


*Rush~Spirit Of Radio(Live)

*Night Ranger~You Can Still Rock In America




*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

   *****1 AM*****

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

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Bummer

*Monster magnet~Master Of Light

*Testament~The Burning Times

*Slayer~Skeletons Of Society


*Machine Head~Halo

   *****Time Change~Clocks Go Back One Hour*****

   *****1 AM*****

*Earthless~Paradise In A Purple Sky (Live)

*The Bronx~Past Away

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Monument Valley (Pike 49)


*Buckethead~Lirtson Nostril

*GodBelow~Black Dogs Head

*GodBelow~Kill Devil Hills

*GodBelow~Down In The Sky, The Rains Came

*Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey

*Sword~Stuck In Rock

*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Cinderella~Somebody Save Me

   *****3 AM*****


*W.A.S.P.~The Last Command

*Mr Manly~Snot Man

**Fascination Alleyway~Feeling Out A Brand New Condition p223

**Life Of Agony~Black Heart

**Jinjer~On The Top

**Infected Rain~Black Gold

**Aephanemer~Back Again

**Dawn Of Disease~May The Waves Take Me

**Angeles~Fire It Up

**Michael Monroe~Last Train To Tokyo

**Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie


   *****4 AM*****

*Deep Purple~Space Trucking (Live)

*First Human Voice Recorded, Paris France, 1860

*Earthless~Electric Flame


*Black Sabbath~Trashed

*Earth Eighteen~You Fade Out

*Sisters Of Mercy~When You Don’t See Me

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

   *****5 AM*****

*Genesis~Supper’s Ready

*Rush~The Garden

*Marillion~Slainte Mhath



*Eva Cassidy~Stormy Monday (Live)

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You