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 Playlist for April 11, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021 |




*Soundgarden~Hands All Over

*Kilgore~Lullaby For Your Casket

*Byzantine~To Release

*James Gang~Standing In The Rain

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Albatross


**The Quill~Left Brain Blues

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud

*Metal Church~Date w/Poverty

   *****1 AM*****

*Ministry~Just One Fix

*Ministry~Rio Grande Blood

*Slayer~Angel Of Death

*Stampin’ Ground~Don’t Need A Reason To Hate

*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*PoisonBlack~Never Enough

*Clutch~Open Up The Border

*Killing Joke~You’ll Never Get To Me

*A Hero A Fake~A Year In Passing


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Runaway Carriage (Pike 110)

*Buckethead~The Miracle Molecule

*Buckethead~Wall To Wall Cobwebs


*Life Of Agony~Lost At 22

*Dio~Evil Eyes

*Haxan~Nine Lives

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~Rivers Of Pure Bliss p 416

**Marty Friedman~Makenaide

**Marty Friedman~Senbonzakura

**Marty Friedman~Gurenge

**Marty Friedman~Kaze Ga Fuiteiru

**Marty Friedman~Echo

**Eyehategod~Current Situation

**Sanguisugabogg~Felching Filth

**Enforced~Kill Grid

**Sojourner~The Monolith

   *****4 AM*****


*Judas Priest~Green Manalishi

**Nuclear Winter~Survival Of The Fittest

**Moonspell~The Greater Good

**Einherjer~Chasing The Serpent



*Marianas Rest~Fata Morgana

   *****5 AM*****


**Green Leaf~Good God I Better Run Away

**Hound~Sleep In Thunder

**God Is  An Astronaut~Adrift

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

*Rush~A Passage To Bangkok

*Rush~The Garden

*Mad Season~Long Gone Day

*My Sleeping Karma~Brahma (live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You