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 7, 2019

Saturday, July 06, 2019 |





*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out


**Dub Trio~World Of Inconvenience

*Mental Hippie Blood~I Choke

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth


*Primus~Pork Soda

   *****1 AM*****

*Nightranger~You Can Still Rock In America

*Rob Zombie~We’re An American Band


*Iron Maiden~Stranger In A Strange Land

*Neal Young~Rocking In The Free World(Live)

*Def Leopard~Hello America

*Sword~Stuck In Rock



*Queensryche~Blood Of The Levant

*Slayer~Angel Of Death(Live)

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Splatters e Pike #29

*Buckethead~Splatters 2

*Buckethead~Splatters 3

*Buckethead~Splatters 4

*BoyHitsCar~The Rebirth

*Soundgarden~The 4th Of July(Live)


*Carnivore~USA For USA

*Queen~Keep Yourself Alive

   *****3 AM*****

*Paul Harvey~If I Were The Devil

*Mastodon~The Last Baron

*Mr Manly~The Vicious Sneeze

**Fascination Alleyway~Chapel Street Up In Central N.Y. p41 +

*Fascination Alleyway~Fascination Alleyway p40

*Iced Earth~Declaration Day

*Sacred Reich~The American Way(Live)

*Y&T~All American Boy

*Killing Joke~Total Invasion

*Suicidal Tendencies~Controlled By Hatred

*Ministry~End Of Days Pt II


   *****4 AM*****

**High Desert Sky~Desert Jam

*High Desert Sky~Mountain Jam

*Metallica~Don’t Tread On Me

*Droids Attack~Claw Hammer Suicide

*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*GodBelow~Kill Devil Hills

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*Drown~Tired Of Living Like This

**Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

*Monster Magnet~Crop Circles

   *****5 AM*****

*Starcastle~Lady Of The Lake

*Lacuna Coil~Wave Of Anguish

*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight


*Tori Amos~Tear In My Hand(Live)

*Jimi Hendrix~Star Spangled Banner(Live)

*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs(Live)

*Jake Shimabukuro~Star Spangled Banner

*Ray Charles~A Song For You