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 8, 2018

Sunday, July 08, 2018 |





*Clutch~D.C. Sound Attack

*Borracho~All In Play

*W.A.S.P.~Chainsaw Charlie

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*The Bronx~Cordless Kids

**Suicidal Tendencies~Ain’t Mess’n Around

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

*November 17~A Different Kind Of War


*Marilyn Manson~This Is The New Merde

*Rob Zombie~We’re An American Band

*White Zombie~Black Sunshine

**Alien Weaponry~Holding My Breath

*Ex Deo~The Rise Of Hannibal

*Anabasis~The Chamber


**Shylmagoghnar~The Dawn Of Motion

*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

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



*God Forbid~The New Clear

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

**Parkway Drive~The Void

*Mammoth Mammoth~Fuel Injected

*Borracho~Lost In Time

**Monster Magnet~Soul

*The Bronx~Past Away

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


*Mr Manly~The French Poodle

**Fascination Alleyway~Hanging Onto Skin, Blood & Bone+ p296

**DevilDriver~Copperhead Road

**Hound~Not So Long Ago

**Black Fast~Dusk

**Impending Doom~Devils Den

**Obscura~An Epilogue To Infinity


**A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

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

*Big Big Train~Hedgerow

*Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery

*Monster Magnet~Master Of Light


**Bullet For My Valentine~Over It

**BTBAM~House Organ

*Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger


*Helios Creed~XL-35

**Burn The Priest~Kerosene

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

*Night Ranger~You Can Still Rock In America

*Moody Bleus~Ride My See Saw

*Uriah Heep~Circle Of Hands

*The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*Prince, Tom Petty & Co~While My Guitar Gently Weeps

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures


*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You