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 5, 2019

Sunday, May 05, 2019 |




*End Of Green~Hangman’s Joke

*DC4~Baba O’Riley



*Green Leaf~The Rivers Lullaby

**Jinjer~Dreadful Moments

   *****1 AM*****

*Primordial~Sons Of The Morrigan

*Halothane~Kingdom Of Lies

**Iron Maiden~Can I Play w/Madness


*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich


*Clutch~D.C. Sound Attack

*Kataklysm~A Soulless God

*Strapping Young Lad~Aftermath

*Armored Saint~Aftermath

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Monorail Stop Pike #22

*Buckethead~Sphere Facade

*Buckethead~Waterproof Membrane

*Buckethead~Reflection Surface


*The Quill~Stone Believer

*Frank Zappa~Bobby Brown

*Wayne Static~The Creatures Are Everywhere

*Pitch Shifter~Triad

*Killing Joke~You’ll Never Get To Me

**Yngwie Malmsteen~While My Guitar Gently Weeps

   *****3 AM*****

**Iron Maiden~Caught Somewhere In Time

*Mr Manly~Smashing A Beer Can On Forehead

**Fascination Alleyway~Dandelions In December p49

**Nine Shrines~Nimrod

**Bamboo Star~It’s Just Business

**Beitthemeans~Alabama Calling

**Reverend Jack~Putting Out My Flames w/Gasoline

**Mysterium Tremendum~Envy The End


**Manegarm~Tvenne Drommar

   *****4 AM*****




*Rammstein~Mein Teil


*Byzantine~To Release

*Testament~Electric Crown


**Die Klute~Out Of Control

   *****5 AM*****

*Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

*Parkway Drive~Prey

**Queensryche~Launder The Conscience

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

*Big Big Train~Experimental Gentlemen

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*God Is An Astronaut~Agneya


*Tori Amos~Icicle(Live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You