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 September 29, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019 |



*Type O Negative~September Sun

*Skid Row~Youth Gone Wild


*Metal Church~Date w/Poverty

*Bloody Hammers~Death Does Us Part

**Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

*James Gang~Standing In The Rain

*Dio~The Last In Line

*Life Of Agony~How It Would Be

   *****1 AM*****


*Iron Maiden~Killers

*Iron Maiden~Phantom Of The Opera

*Iron Maiden~Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

*Slayer~Divine Intervention

*Testament~Centuries Of Suffering


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~West Of Arkham (Pike #42)

*Buckethead~Backwards Chimney

*Buckethead~Cloth Held


*Jimi Hendrix~Red House(Live)

*Savoy Brown~Hellbound Train


   *****3 AM*****


**Mr Manly~Female Jeweler

**Fascination Alleyway~Calculated & Tattooed Without Friction p186

**Lee Aaron~Metal Queen (Live)

**Kobra & The Lotus~We Come Undone

**Visions Of Atlantis~Heroes Of The Dawn

**Wind Rose~Diggy Diggy Hole

**The Agonist~The Gift Of Silence


**Toxic Holocaust~Black Out The Code

**Nemesea~The Storm

   *****4 AM*****


*Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

*Deep Purple~Space Trucking (Live ’72)

*Rammstein~Du Hast

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Nine Shrines~Ringworm

   *****5 AM*****

*W.A.S.P.~Chainsaw Charlie

**Generation Axe~Frankenstein (Live)


*Porcupine Tree~Dark Matter



*Ray Charles~A Song For You