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 18, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019 |



*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky


*My Sleeping Karma~Brahama(Live)

*Jimi Hendrix~Voodoo Child(Live Woodstock)

*Warrior Soul~We  Cry Out

*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

*Solitude Aeturnus~Falling

**Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

   *****! AM*****

*Type O Negative~Bloody Kisses(A Death In The Family)


*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Ten Years After~Going Home(Live Woodstock)

*Lamb Of God~Ashes Of The Wake

**Nine Shrines~Ringworm


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~The Pit Part 1 Pike #36

*Buckethead~The Pit Part 2

*Buckethead~The Pit Part 3

*Buckethead~The Pit Part 4

*Buckethead~The Pit Part 5

*Buckethead~The Pit Part 6

*Candlemass~The Omega Circle

*Johnny Winter~Mean Town Blues (Live Woodstock)

*Iron Maiden~Hallowed Be Thy Name(Live)


   *****3 AM*****

*Porcupine Tree~Dark Matter(Live)

*Mr Manly~Harley Davidson

**Fascination Alleyway~Microwave Lazer Beams P 208 & 1


**Ascending From Ashes~Pentadextrous

**Banshee~Metal Morphosis

**The Contortionist~Follow

**Hammerfall~Never Forgive, Never Forget

**Cirkus Prutz~Leave Me Alone

   *****4 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Christian Woman

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*1000 Homo DJs~Supernaut

*Mountain~Southbound Train(Live Woodstock)

*Clutch~Profits Of Doom

**High Desert Sky~Desert Jam

*Santana~Jingo & Persuasion (Live Woodstock)

**Iced Earth~Colors

   *****5 AM*****

**Tool~Fear Inoculum

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Bert Sommer~America(Live Woodstock)

*Joe Cocker~Let’s Go Get Stoned(Live Woodstock)

*Joe Cocker~With A Little Help Of My Friends(Live Woodstock)

*Porcupine Tree~Time Flies(Live)

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy