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 4, 2021

Sunday, April 04, 2021 |




*Murcielago~Naked In Night Court

*Black Sabbath~Sweet Leaf (Live)

*Venomous Maximus~Give Us The Witch

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Sword~Stoned Again

*Mr Plow~Festivus

*Mr Plow~Ode To Carlo

*Warrior Soul~Jump For Joy

   *****1 AM*****

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky


*Drown~I Owe You

*My Ruin~Terror

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*Otep~Run For Cover

*November 17~Grip

*Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*Sisters Of Mercy~Vision Thing

**Green Leaf~Good God I Better Run Away


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~The Left Panel (Pike 109)

*Buckethead~Strips Of Paper

*Katatonia~My Twin

*Katatonia~Behind The Blood

**Evergrey~Where August Mourn

**The Quill~Left Brain Blues

*The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

   *****3 AM*****

**Witherfall~…And They All Blew Away

**Fascination Alleyway~The Top Of The Tent p470

**Eyehategod~Built Beneath The Lies

**Sanguisugabogg~Gored In The Chest

**Smith/Kotzen~Taking My Chances

**Enforced~The Doctrine

**Nuclear Winter~Survival Of The Fittest

**Malamorte~Hey Friend


**Chmcl Str8 Jckt~1911

   *****4 AM*****

**Black Sabbath~Children Of The Sea

**Black Sabbath~Voodoo

*Unida~You Wish

*Scorpions~China White

*Down~Bury Me In Smoke

*Savoy Brown~Hellbound Train


*Solace~Whistle Pig

*Probot~My Tortured Soul


   *****5 AM*****


*Marillion~Pseudo Silk Kimono



*Marillion~Bitter Suite

*Marillion~Heart Of Lothian


*Type O Negative~Everything Dies

*Peter Gabriel~In Your Eyes

*Max Scialdone~Times Like These

*Porcupine Tree~Feel So Low

*Modus~Out Of A Waking Dream

*Ray Charles~A Song For You