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 January 27, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019 |



*The Sword~Apocryphon

**The Brew~Seven Days Too Long


*Rammstein~Links 2 3 4


*White Zombie~Blur The Technicolor

*Type O Negative~Burnt Flowers Fallen

*Styx~Born For Adventure

*Grotus~A Bad Itch

**DC4~Queen Of Angels

   *****1 AM*****

**DC4~Baba O’Riley



*Black Sabbath~Dirty Women

*Borracho~Lost In Time

*Mastodon~Precious Stones

**Attacker~Armor Of The Gods

**Witherfall~Moment Of Silence

*Cyclone Temple~Words Are Just Words


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Sunbursts (Pike #8)

*Buckethead~Chamber Of Slunks



*The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King(Live)

**Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich


**Jinjir~Dreadful Moments

*Dagoba~I, Reptile


**Dust Bolt~Dead Inside

*Diamond Plate~Casualty Of War

   *****3 AM*****


*Mr Manly~Talker On An Airplane

**Fascination Alleyway~A Clean Slate p258

**DieKlute~Out Of Control

**DieKlute~The Hangman


**Flotsam & Jetsam~Architects Of Hate

**Costas Varras~Mighty Warrior

**Paul Sternquist~Lunar Eclipse

**Dark Sky Choir~Knock ‘Em Dead Kid

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

   *****4 AM*****

*Riverside~Beyond The Eyelids

**Greenleaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Frank Zappa~Bobby Brown

**John Garcia~Chicken Delight

**Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

*Rollins Band~Another Life

*Motorhead~God Save The Queen

*Dream Evil~The Book Of Heavy Metal


*ISIS~In Fiction

   *****5 AM*****


*Death Angel~Falling Asleep

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

*Sisters Of Mercy~More

*Warrior Soul~Shine Like It


*Dream Theater~Metropolis Part I

*Marillion~The Last Straw

*Ray Charles~A Song For You