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 March 22, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020 |


*Just Joe~Screen


*Kenny Rogers~Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In

*Ministry~Thieves (Live)


*Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long



   *****1 AM*****

*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Coven

*The Quill~Stone Believer

*Go On Great Immortal~Harbinger

*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Slayer~Skeletons Of Society

*Amon Amarth~Tattered Banners & Bloody Flags

*Killswitch Engage~The End Of Heartache

**Life Of Agony~I Surrender


*The Michael Schenker Group~Broken Promises

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Celery (Pike 71)

*Black Sabbath~Country Girl

**Ozzy~All My Life

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Dead By Wednesday~You & Die

*Anabasis~The Terminal

   *****3 AM*****

*DC4~Baba O’Riley

**Fascination Alleyway~Vigilantes Of The Lord p39


**Demons & Wizards~Dark Side Of Her Majesty

**Dallas~Carry On

**Power Of Theory~If Forever Ends Today

**Me & That Man~Deep Down South

**Body Count~Ace Of Spades


**Dio~Losing My Insanity (Live)

*The Bronx~Past Away

   *****4 AM*****


*Bask~Noble Daughters I

*Bask~Noble Daughters II

*Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey

*Earthless~Black Heaven

*Savoy Brown~Hellbound Train

*Sisters Of Mercy~When You Don’t See Me

   *****5 AM*****

*Rush~Spirit Of Radio (Long Intro Live)

*Killing Joke~I Am The Virus


*Rammstein~Der Meister

*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs (Live)

*Warrior Soul~On The Golden Shore

*Max Scaildone~In Your Eyes


*Ray Charles~A Song For You