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 28, 2024…

Sunday, April 28, 2024 |



*Black Sabbath~The Shining

*The Sword~Apocryphon

*High Desert Sky~Mountain Jam

*Eagle Claw~Tempest

*The Moody Blues~Legend Of A Mind

*Porcupine Tree~Dark Matter

*KMFDM~Move On

   *****1 AM*****

*Testament~The Burning Times

*Fear Factory~Body Hammer

**Judas Priest~Invincible Shield

**Witherfall~Kings & Queens

*Queens Of The Stone Age~Born To Hula

*Mental Hippie Blood~I Choke

*Mental Hippie Blood~Wheel Of Fortune

*Metal Church~Badlands

*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead

*The Moody Blues~Ride My See-Saw

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Ghouls Of The Graves   (Pike 296)


*Buckethead~Glass Mines

*In Flames~Colony

*Sabaton~Carolus Rex

*Heaven Shall Burn~Architects of The Apocalypse

*The Cult~Rise

*Sisters Of Mercy~Vision Thing


   *****3 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Cerberus

**Fascination Alleyway~What Ever Happened To Sapphire   p162

**Masons Revolt~Climb The Sun

**Masons Revolt~Slick Ricky

**Mental Hippie Blood~Last Ride

**Unleash The Archers~Green & Glass

**Witherfall~They Will Let You Down

**Rotting Christ~The Apostate

**Masons Revolt~Driveway

**Masons Revolt~Sledgehammer

*The Moody Blues~The Best Way To Travel

   *****4 AM*****

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

**High On Fire~Cometh The Storm

**Vltimas~Spoils Of War

*Burning Witches~Hexenhammer

*Venomous Maximus~Give Up The Witch

*Karma To Burn~Waiting On The Western World

**The Rods~Wolves At The Door

*Elder~Endless Return

   *****5 AM*****

*The Moody Blues~In The Beginning

*The Moody Blues~Lovely To See You

*The Moody Blues~Dear Diary

*The Moody Blues~Send Me No Wine

*The Moody Blues~To Share Our Love

*The Moody Blues~So Deep Within You

*The Moody Blues~Never Comes The Day

*The Moody Blues~Lazy Day

*The Moody Blues~Are You Sitting Comfortably?

*The Moody Blues~The Dream

*The Moody Blues~Have You Heard  Pt.I

*The Moody Blues~The Voyage

*The Moody Blues~Have You Heard  Pt.II

*Warrior Soul~The Golden Shore

*Modus~Soul Fascist

*Ray Charles~A Song For You