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 21, 2024..

Sunday, April 21, 2024 |



*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Ozzy Osbourne~Devil’s Daughter

*Black Sabbath~Sweet Leaf

**Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mist

*Otep~On The Shore

*The Midnight Ghost Train~B.C. Trucker

*Sword~Stoned Again

*Type O Negative~Green Man

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

   *****1 AM*****

*Styx~Midnight Ride

*Scorpions~China White

*Down~Underneath Everything

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

**Judas Priest~Invincible Shield

**Vltimas~Spoils Of War

*Moonspell~Everything Invaded

*Black Sabbath~Falling Off The Edge Of The World

*Ministry~End Of Days Pt.II

*The Cult~War(The Process)

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Jordan   (Pike 294 All Live)


*Buckethead~Night Of The Slunk

*Buckethead~Fountains Of The Forgotten

*Buckethead~The Redeem Team

*Buckethead~Nottingham Lace

*Sabaton~The Last Stand

*Manowar~The Gods Made Heavy Metal

*AC/DC~Live Wire

*Haxan~Crash & Burn

   *****3 AM*****

*Sojourner~The Monolith

**Fascination Alleyway~Melancholy Gone Mad   p407

**Ministry~Cult Of Suffering

**Ministry~New Religion

**Mental Hippies Blood~Last Ride

**Frozen Soul~Creature Of The Wheel

**High On Fire~Cometh The Storm



   *****4 AM*****

*Queensryche~Anybody Listening?

*Queensryche~I Remember Now

*Queensryche~Anarchy X

*Queensryche~Revolution Calling

*Queensryche~Operation Mindcrime


*Queensryche~Spreading The Disease

*Queensryche~The Mission

*Queensryche~Suite Sister Mary

*Queensryche~The Needle Lies

*Queensryche~Breaking The Silence

*Queensryche~I Don’t Believe In Love

   *****5 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Eye Of The Storm


*Sugartooth~Sold My Fortune

*Michelle Darkness~Dopecrawler

*Kingdom Come~Living Out Of Touch

*Candlebox~Miss You

*Porcupine Tree~Feel So Low

*Fisher~I Will Love You

*Ray Charles~A Song For You