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 February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019 |



*Type O Negative~Everything Dies

*Life Of Agony~How It Would Be

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole

*Monster Magnet~She Digs That Hole

*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Otep~Battle Ready(Live)


   *****1 AM*****

*Erosion~Silver Surfer

*November 17~Grip

*Drown~Tired Of Living Like This

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Queen~Keep Yourself Alive

*Stoned Jesus~Hands Resist Him

*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

**Jinjer~Dreadful Moments


*Bill Ward~Bombers

*The Sword~Lawless Lands

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Corpse Be Animated Pike #11

*Buckethead~Faded From View

**DC4~Queen Of Angels

**Flotsam & Jetsam~Recover


**DieKlute~It’s All In Vain

*Nile~Annihilation Of The Wicked

*Suicidal Tendencies~Ain’t Mess’n Around

*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead

   *****3 AM*****

**Witherfall~We Are Nothing

*Mr Manly~Spawn Of Satan

**Fascination Alleyway~Beating The Hell Out Of Heaven #2, p 349

**Anabasis~Until The Dust Clears

**Vintersorg~Fjallets Maktiga Mur

**Attacker~Glen Of The Ghost

**Green Leaf~In The Caverns Below

**Carmine Appice~Days Are Nite

**John Garcia~Don’t Even Think About It

*The Bronx~Past Away

*The  Bronx~Cordless Kids

   *****4 AM*****

*Elder~The End

*Wishbone Ash~Phoenix


*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Mental Hippie Blood~Beaten Mother

*Soundgarden~Fell On Black Days

*Black Sabbath~Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

*Novembers Doom~Devils Light

*Jungle Rot~Burning Cinder

   *****5 AM*****

*Porcupine Tree~Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

*Clutch~Escape From The Prison Planet(Live)


*Warrior Soul~On The Golden Shore

*Marillion~Childhoods End

*Marillion~White Feather

*Tori Amos~Caught A Lite Sneeze(Live)


*Ray Charles~A Song For You