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 July 28, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019 |




*Clutch~Open Up The Border

*November 17~Kontrol

*UFO~Lettin’ Go

*Bloody Hammers~Infinite Gaze To The Sun

**Bloody Hammers~Fire In The Dark

**Iron Maiden~The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Great Purification

   *****1 AM*****


*Crowbar~Slave No More

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green

**High Desert Sky~Desert Jam

*Coliseum~Everything To Everyone


*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra



   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Mountain Cabin (Pike 32)

*Buckethead~The Flood Of Pain

*God Is An Astronaut~Agneya


*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Type O Negative~I Don’t Wanna Be Me

*Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

**Scott Stapp~World I Used To Know

*The Bronx~Past Away

   *****3 AM*****

*Porcupine Tree~Anesthetize

*Mr Manly~Unmanly Taxi Ride

**Fascination Alleyway~Suffering’s Final Get Away

**Fall Of Humanity~Liar In Disguise

**The New Roses~Can’t Stop Rock & Roll



**Texas Hippie Coalition~Blue Lights On

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

   *****4 AM*****

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Uriah Heep~July Morning

*Goon Moon~An Autumn That Came Too Soon


*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

*Borracho~I’ve Come For It All

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*The Quill~Stone Believer

*Helmet~See You Dead

   *****5 AM*****

**Dub Trio~World Of Inconvenience

*Primus~My Name Is Mud



*Peach~You Lied

*Prince~Purple Rain(Live)

*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Marillion~Hooks In You

*Ray Charles~A Song For You