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 21, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016 |




**Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Killing Joke~Blood On Your Hands

*Monster Magnet~2000 Light Years From Home

**Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Black Label Society~All For You

*Mushroomhead~Rumor Has It

*Dark Tranquillity~Hours Spent In Exile

*Dark Tranquillity~My Negation

*Testament~The Formation Of Damnation


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

*Machine Head~Clenching The Fists Of Dissent


*Grotus~A Bad Itch

*Black Sabbath~Trashed

*The Michael Schenker Group~Broken Promises

*Corrosion Of  Conformity~Great Purification

*Bolt Thrower~At First Light

*Bolt Thrower~Entrenched

*Hypocrisy~Seeds Of The Chosen One

**Brimstone Coven~Black Magic

**The Shrine~Rare Breed


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

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*White Zombie~Real Solution #9


*Sepultura~Just One Fix

*Mr Manly~Nascar

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

*Dream Theater~The Count Of Tuscany


*Clutch~The Mob Goes Wild


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

**Iron Maiden~Shadows Of The Valley

**Fascination Alleyway~An Unknown Perimeter Of Passion p256

**Droids Attack~Mashenomak

**Droids Attack~Mashenomak Strikes Again


**The Unguided~Enraged


**Toothgrinder~Diamonds For Gold

**Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

**Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone


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

*TOOL~Third Eye(Live)

*Probot~My Tortured Soul

*Heaven Shall Burn~ Architects Of The Apocalypse


*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog


*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Monster Magnet~She Digs That Hole


*Life Of Agony~Other Side Of The River

*The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better…


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

*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*The Cult~She Sells Sanctuary

*Sisters Of Mercy~More

*High On Fire~Snakes For The Divine

*Leaves Eyes~Fading Earth

*Type O Negative~Red Water(Christmas Mourning)

*End Of Green~Hangman’s Joke

*Riverside~Feel Like Falling

*Ray Charles~A Song For You