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 7, 2016

Saturday, August 06, 2016 |




*Coroner~Grin Nails Hurt

*Clutch~The Wolfman Kindly Requests…


*Testament~More Than Meets The Eye(Live)

*UFO~Electric Phase

**Otep~On The Shore

**Death Angel~Lost

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown


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

**Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

**Rage~The Dark Side Of The Sun

*Grip Inc.~Scream At The Sky

**DarkApathy~Onslaught To Carnage



**Artillery~In Defiance Of Conformity

**The Foreshadowing~17

*Black Label Society~In This River

*Ministy~Just One Fix


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

**Motorhead~Just ‘Cos You Got The Power(Live)

*Mammoth Mammoth~Lookin’ Down The Barrel

*Mr Manly~Airline Conversations

*Type O Negative~Gravitational

*Type O Negative~Black Sabbath

*Type O Negative~Burnt Flowers Fallen

*Type O Negative~Set Me On Fire

*Type O Negative~Day Tripper Medley

*Type O Negative~Angry Inch

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave


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

**Droids Attack~Mashenomak

**Droids Attack~Mashenomak Strikes Again

**Fascination Alleyway~A Permanent Sunrise Of A Sunset p142

**Meshiaak~Chronicles Of The Dead

**Meshiaak~It Burns At Both Ends

**Meshiaak~I Am Among You

**Meshiaak~Drowning, Fading, Falling

**Meshiaak~At The Edge Of The World

**Meshiaak~Death Of An Anthem

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green


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



**King Gizzard~Evil Death Roll

**Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

**If These Trees Could Talk~Solstice

*God Is An Astronaut~Agneya

*Pelican~Specks Of Light

*Marilyn Manson~The Gardener

*Candlebox~Miss You


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

*Tristania~Night On Earth

**Bloody Hammers~Infinite Gaze To The Sun

**Earth Ship~Reduced To Ashes

*Bolt Thrower~The Killchain


*Rob Zombie~Jesus Frankenstein

*Porcupine Tree~She’s Moved On

*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs(Live)

*Savatage~Can You Hear Me Now?

*Modus~Out Of A Waking Dream

*King’s X~Summerland

*Ray Charles~A Song For You