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 23, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019 |



*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Callenish Circle~Self-Inflicted

*Bolt Thrower~At First Light

*Bolt Thrower~Entrenched

*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*The Graviators~Narrow Minded Bastards

*Savatage~The Hall Of The Mountain King(Live)

   *****1 AM*****

*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison


*DC4~Baba O’Riley

*Styx~Midnight Ride

*Night Ranger~You Can Still Rock In America(Live)

*Chickenfoot~Highway Star(Live)

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra


*Becoming The Archetype~End Of The Age

*Uriah Heep~The Wizard

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~McDougal Street Pike #27

*Buckethead~Halls Of Dimension Part One Hall 1

*Buckethead~Hall 2

*Buckethead~Hall 3

*Buckethead~Hall 4

*Buckethead~Hall 5

*Buckethead~Part Two Falling Through The Vacuum

*Buckethead~Suns Set

*Anabasis~The Chamber

**Dub Trio~World Of Inconvenience

*Cannibal Corpse~Zero The Hero

   *****3 AM*****

*Lake Of Tears~The Last Purple Sky

*Mr Manly~Unmanly Nick Names

**Fascination Alleyway~Bootlegged Honesty +1 p84

**High Desert Sky~Loki’s March Of Doom

**Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

**Texas Hippie Coalition~Tell It From The Ground

**Olathia~Snake Charmer

**Nine Shrines~Ringworm

**Under Subsidence~Moving On

**Critical Mess~Bias

**High Desert Sky~Speed Demon

   *****4 AM*****

**High Desert Sky~Desert Jam

**Periphery~Follow Your Ghost

*ISIS~Holy Tears

*Type O Negative~Christian Woman


*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Clutch~Abraham Lincoln

   *****5 AM*****


*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

*Antisect~Spirit Level

*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Porcupine Tree~Hatesong(Live)

*Warrior Soul~The Golden Shore


*Ray Charles~A Song For You