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 2, 2020

Sunday, February 02, 2020 |




*Sahg~Godless Faith

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green


*Corrosion Of Conformity~Shake Like You (Bulldozer Mix)

*Down~Underneath Everything

*Type O Negative~Everything Dies

**Motorlord~Dark Magik

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

*Earthless~Black Heaven

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Burn The Priest~Kerosene


*DieKlute~Out Of Control

*Within The Ruins~Ataxia III

*Dub Trio~World Of Inconvenience

*Candlemass~Demons Gate

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Great Purification

*Judas Priest~Children Of The Sun

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

*Buckethead~Outlined for Citacis (Pike 62)

*Buckethead~Citacis 63*

*Buckethead~Citacis 64

*Buckethead~Citacis 65

*Buckethead~Citacis 66

*Buckethead~Citacis 67

*Buckethead~Citacis 68

*Buckethead~Citacis 69

*Stone Jesus~Apathy

*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Bask~Noble Daughters II

*Candlemass~Crystal Ball

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Dance w/The Dead

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Clean My Wounds

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


**Fascination Alleyway~What’s Up With Four O’clock In The Morning? p229 + 1

**Motorlord~A Little Madness

**Kirk Windstein~Aqualung

**Serenity~Keeper Of The Knights

**Vovkulaka~Glory To The Heroes

**Amberian Dawn~Lay All Your Love On Me

**Convent~Ropes Pt II

**The Bronx~Past Away

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

*Candlemass~Black Stone Wielder

*Candlemass~Under The Oak

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*DC4~Queen Of Angels

*Life Of Agony~I Surrender


*Savatage~Can You Hear Me Now

*Warrior Soul~Children Of Winter


*Corrosion Of Conformity~Broken Man

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

*Candlemass~A Sorcerers Pledge

*King Diamond~Come To The Sabbath

*Rush~By Tor The Snow Dog/Cygnus/Working Man


*Prince~Purple Rain (Original Demo)

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

David Gilmore~No Way

*Ray Charles~A Song For You