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 19, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018 |



*Black Sabbath~Falling Off The Edge Of The World

*Amon Amarth~An Ancient Sign Of Oncoming Storm

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*The Bronx~Past Away

*Aretha Franklin~Think w/The Blues Brothers

*Ministry~Bad Blood(Remix)

*Killing Joke~The Great Cull

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

**Dee Snider~For The Love Of Metal

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


*Orange Goblin~Sabbath Hex


*Aretha Franklin~Let It Be

*Primordial~The Coffin Ships

*The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*Kalmah~Kill The Idealists

**Hound~Not So Long Ago

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


*Rychus Syn~Abomination Of Devastation

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*GodBelow~Rehearsal For Tragedy

*Aretha Franklin~Love The One You’re With(Live)

*Trivium~The Heart From Your Hate

**Parkway Drive~Chronos

**A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Sugartooth~Sheffield Milestone

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud

**Orgy~Army To Your Party

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

*Aretha Franklin~Dr Feelgood(Live 1971)

*Mr Manly~Frenchie & The Chunnel

**Fascination Alleyway~Big Time Feedback p389

**Alien Weaponry~Hypocrite

**ASG~Lightning Song

**YOB~Original Face

**Obscura~The Seventh Aeon

**Pound Of Flesh~Too Civilized

**Jungle Rot~Pumped Full Of Lead

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

*Suicidal Tendencies~Ain’t Mess’n Around

*Iron Butterfly~Inna Gadda Da Vida

*Aretha Franklin~A Change Is Gonna Come


*Black Sabbath~Back Street Kids

*Clutch~D.C. Sonic Attack

*Warrior Soul~Jump For Joy

*Warrior Soul~Shine Like It

*Aretha Franklin~Night Time Is The Right Time

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

**BTBAM~Yellow Eyes

**Chris Caffery~1989

*Unleash The Archers~The Cowards Way

*Powerwolf~Demons Are A Girls Best Friend

*Aretha Franklin~Night Life

*Marillion~That Time Of The Night


*Mother Love Bone~Crown Of Thorns

*Aretha Franklin~A Song For You