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 May 20, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018 |





*Gojira~The Way Of All Flesh

*The Mars Volta~Teflon

**A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

**Anabasis~The Chamber

*Autumn~State Of Mind

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

**Monster Magnet~Soul

*The Bronx~Past Away

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

*Antisect~Spirit Level

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

**Kobra & The Lotus~Let Me Love You

*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

**Parkway Drive~Prey

**Octopus~Child Of Destiny

*Clutch~DC Sonic Attack


*Skrew~Mouthful Of Dust


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

**Judas Priest~Flamethrower

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

*Creations End~Creations End

*Entwined~Sacrifice Of Spring

*Conquest~Killer Machine

*Heaven Shall Burn~Architects Of The Apocalypse


*Metallica~Ronnie Rising Medley

*Cradle of Filth~Hallowed Be Thy Name

*The Quill~Stone Believer

*Pelican~Bliss In Concrete

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

*Byzantine~To Release

*Mr Manly~Female Lawnmower Salesperson

**Fascination Alleyway~Transmigrational Circumstance p93

**Inhumatus~Systematic Indoctrination

**Midnattsol~Herr Mannelig

**Parkway Drive~The Void


**Burn The Priest~Jesus Built My Hotrod

**Hate Theory~Already Dead

*Living Colour~Freedom Of Expression

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

* Black Sabbath~Dirty Women(Live)

*AC/DC~Let There Be Rock(Live)

*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison


*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland

*Cinderella~Somebody Save Me

*Sword~Stoned Again

*Trouble~Memory’s Garden

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

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

*Riverside~The Same River

**A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River


*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Pink Floyd~It’s What We Do

*King Crimson~Sleepless

*Rush~Headlong Flight

*Ray Charles~A Song For You