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 12, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018 |



*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green

*Metal Church~Metal Church


*Testament~The Burning Times

*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

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

*Borracho~Lost In Time

**Hound~Not So Long Ago

*Black Label Society~Crazy Horse

**Chris Caffery~1989


*Rammstein~Alter Mann

*Suicidal Tendencies~Ain’t Mess’n Around

**Audiodope~Scratch & Claw

**Otep~To The Gallows

*Orgy~Army To Your Party

*Dark Funeral~As I Ascend

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

*Monster Magnet~The Last Patrol(Live)

*Hawkwind~The Psychedelic Warlords

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King

*Byzantine~To Release

*Killswitch Engage~The End Of Heartache

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*The Quill~Stone Believer

*The Bronx~Past Away

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

*Elder~The Falling Veil

*Mr Manly~The Lousy Performer

**Fascination Alleyway~Born w/An Invisible Veil p326

**Jungle Rot~Pumped Full Of Lead

**Jungle Rot~Twisted Mind

**Jungle Rot~Terrible Certainty

**Obscura~Mortification Of The Vulgar Sun

**Bullet For My Valentine~Gravity

**Pound Of Flesh~Sleep When I’m Dead

**Dee Snider~I Am The Hurricane


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

*Borracho~Grab The Reins

*Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey

*Pandemonium~Imprisoned By The Snow

*Black Sabbath~Dirty Women

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*The Gathering~Strange Machines

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Twisted Sister~The Fire Still Burns(Live)

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

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night(Live)

*Dio~Heaven & Hell(Live)

**A Perfect Circle~So Long & Thanks For All The Fish


*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs(Live)

*Pink Floyd~It’s What We Do

*Ray Charles~A Song For You