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 3, 2019

Sunday, March 03, 2019 |



*Mammoth Mammoth~Up All Night, Demons To Fight


*Cinderella~Night Songs

*Queen~Father To Son

**DC4~Baba O’Riley

*Grip Inc~Heretic War Chant

*Grip  Inc~Rusty Nail


**The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

**Betzefer~Dying Man

   *****1 AM*****

**Anabasis~Human Supremacy Illusion

*Deicide~Refusal Of Penance

*Bolt Thrower~At First Light

*Bolt Thrower~K-Machine

*Type O Negative~Christian Woman

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Dio~Egypt(The Chains Are On)


*Clutch~D.C. Sound Attack


*The Bronx~Side Effects

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Chickenphant (Pike #14)

**John Garcia~Cheyletiella

*Frank Zappa~Bobby Brown

**Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Queensryche~I Don’t Believe In Love(Live)

*Slayer~Skeletons Of Society


*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Filter~Take Another

**Jinjer~Teacher, Teacher

   *****3 AM*****

*Elder~Spirit At Aphelion

*Mr Manly~TV Sportscaster

**Fascination Alleyway~Prettier Than A Picture + 1, p291

**Anabasis~Of Conviction

**Brick By Brick~Slave To The Grind

**Candlemass~Death’s Wheel

**Aftermath~Handful Of Dynamite

**Sisters Of Suffocation~Humans Are Broken

**El Dios Malo~Blood On The Groove

**Delain~Art Kills

**DieKlute~For Nothing

*The Quill~Stone Believer

   *****4 AM*****


*Deep Purple~Space Trucking(Live)

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

**Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

**Dust Bolt~Trapped In Chaos


   *****5 AM*****

*Porcupine Tree~Time Flies(Live)

*Leave’s Eyes~Ophelia


*King’s X~Go Tell Somebody


*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Warrior Soul~Jump For Joy

*Marillion~Blind Curve

*Ray Charles~A Song For You