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 the Thirty Second Anniversary Show, November 5, 2017

Sunday, November 05, 2017 |




*Metal Church~Metal Church

*Slayer~Dead Skin Mask

*Psychotica~What Is God?

*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen

*Clutch~DC Sonic Attack

*Mammoth Mammoth~Up All Night(Demons To Fight)

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog


*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures


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



**UFO~Too Rolling Stoned


*Living Sacrifice~Altered Life

*Living Sacrifice~Symbiotic

*First Human Voice Recording~Paris, France…April 1860

*PitchShifter~Gatherer Of Data


**The Bronx~Night Drop At The Glue Factory

**Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*Byzantine~To Release

**Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger


****Time Change~Clocks Go Back One Hour****


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


*2 Cellos~Thunderstruck

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

*Cult~She Sells Sanctuary(Live)

*Bruce Dickinson~Accident Of Birth(Live)

*Chickenfoot~Highway Star(Live)

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King(Live)

*Manowar~Metal Warriors(Live)

*Motorhead~Just Cos You Got The Power(Live)

*Black Sabbath~War Pigs(Live)

*Judgement Day~Ghost Hunt


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

*Brian Posehn~Dork For Thirty Years



**KMFDM~Hell Yeah!


*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*The Young Gods~Gasoline Man (Megadrive Mix)

*Helios Meat~XL-35

*Testament~Throne Of Thorns

*The Beards~I’m In The Mood For Beards


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

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Mr Manly~Frenchie & The Chunnel

**Fascination Alleyway~A Bunch Of Mis-Precribed By Lines p102

**Galactic Cowboys~A Long Way Back To The Moon

**Revolution Saints~Falling Apart

**Moonkings~If You Can’t Handle The Heat

**L.A. Guns~It’s All The Same To Me

**Stalker~Shadow Of The Sword

**Amberian Dawn~Dragonflies

**Moonspell~In Tremor Dei

**Sleeping Romance~Where The Light Is Bleeding


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

*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn72

*Porcupine Tree~Anesthetize

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Dream Theater~Pull Me Under


*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

**Unleash The Archers~Apex


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

**Spire~Illustration Of Self

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night(Live)

*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs(Live)

*Pink Floyd~It’s What We Do


*Tori Amos~Winter(Live)

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Marillion~The Last Straw

*Leon Russel~A Song For You