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 August 11, 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019 |



*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires


*Armored Saint~Aftermath

*Droids Attack~Claw Hammer Suicide

*Candlemass~Deaths Wheel


**Nine Shrines~Ringworm

   *****1 AM*****

**Finsterforst~Zen Fall

*Primordial~Sons Of The Morrigan

*Frank Zappa~Son Of Shut Up & Play Yer Guitar(Live)

*Porcupine Tree~Gravity Eyelids

*White Zombie~Blur The Technicolor

*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

*Life Of Agony~Seasons


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Thank You Ohlingers Pike#35

*Buckethead~Unopened Boxes

*Buckethead~Way In The Back

*Buckethead~Manila Envelopes

*Buckethead~Alphabetical Order

*Byzantine~To Released

*Dub Trio~World Of Inconvenience

*Monster Magnet~2000 Lightyears From Home

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol

**Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

   *****3 AM*****


*Mr Manly~Freezer Repairman

**Fascination Alleyway~Maniacs Of Mercy p157

**TOOL~Fear Inoculum


**Joseph Michael~Chance

**Cirrus Prutz~Hats & Stacks

**Balls Gone Wild~Satan’s Son

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

   *****4 AM*****

**High Desert Sky~Desert Jam


*Type O Negative~Black Sabbath

*Pitch Shifter~N.C.M.

*Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey

*Mental Hippie Blood~I Choke

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

   *****5 AM*****

*Rush~The Spirit Of Radio(Live)

*Mastodon~The Motherload

**Iced Earth~Colors

*Riverside~Beyond The Eyelids

*Riverside~Back To The River

*Mad Season~November Hotel

*Mother Love Bone~Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns

*Ray Charles~A Song For You