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 June 2, 2019

Sunday, June 02, 2019 |



*Primordial~Where Greater Men Have Fallen

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud

*Anabasis~The Chamber

*Clutch~The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…

*Seemless~In This Life

*Lacuna Coil~The Ghost Woman & The Hunter

   *****1 AM*****

*Riverside~The Same River

*Life Of Agony~Seasons

**Dub Trio~World Of Inconvenience

*ISIS~Holy Tears

*Cult Of Luna~In Awe Of

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*The Young Gods~Gasoline Man(Megadrive Mix)


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Pike #25~Pancake Heater

*Buckethead~Spires Of Space Mountain

*Buckethead~Crumbled Or Pelleted


*Buckethead~Trough Feeder

*Buckethead~Omni Mover Assistance


*Iron Maiden~The Evil That Men Do

*Iron Maiden~Wasted Years

*DC4~Baba O’Riley

*Killing Joke~Blood On Your Hands

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*Death Angel~Lost

   *****3 AM*****


*Mr Manly~The Company Picnic

**Fascination Alleyway~Four Digits Upon The Hand +1, p134

*Led Zeppelin~Moby Dick(Live)

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Black Mirrors~Burning Warriors

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Warrior Soul~Ha Ha Ha

*The Bronx~King Size

   *****4 AM*****

*Annihilator~The Fun Palace

*Sword~Stuck In Rock


*Type O Negative~Black Sabbath

*Wishbone Ash~F.U.B.B.

*Testament~Electric Crown

*The Midnight Ghost Train~B.C. Trucker

*Ministry~End Of Days Pt II

*UFO~Letting Go

   *****5 AM*****


*Motorhead~God Save The Queen

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*The Cult~Born To Be Wild

*Blue Oyster Cult~Hot Rails To Hell(Live)

*Porcupine Tree~Time Flies(Live)

*Tori Amos~Cloud On My Tongue(Live)

*Queensryche~Another Rainy Night(Without You)


*Ray Charles~A Song For You