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 7, 2024…

Sunday, April 07, 2024 |



*Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*The Cult~Rise

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud  (Live)

*Black Sabbath~Killing Yourself To Live

*Black Sabbath~Snowblind

**Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mist

*Otep~On The Shore

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

   *****1 AM*****

*Max Scialdone~The Darkening

*Paradise Lost~Enchantment

**Judas Priest~Panic Attack

*Alesana~Tilting The Hourglass

*Autumn~State Of Mind

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

*In Flames~In The Dark

**Vltimas~Spoils Of War

*Karma To Burn~Waiting On The Western World

*Motorlord~Dark Magic

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Domain Of The Air   (Pike 292)



*Clutch~Red Horse Rainbow

*Black Tongue~Eclipse

*Bolt Thrower~When Cannons Fade

   *****3 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Everything Dies

**Fascination Alleyway~A Kiss   p322

**Hawkwind~Our Lives Can’t Last Forever

**Hawkwind~The Starship (One Love, One Life)

**Hawkwind~What Are We Going To Do While We’re Here?

**Within Temptation~A Fool’s Parade

**Ayreon~The Day That The World Breaks Down  (Live)

**Nightrage~A Throne Of Melancholy

**Nightrage~Euphoria Within Chaos

   *****4 AM*****

*Earthless~Flower Travelin’ Man

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Monster Magnet~Radiation Day

*Monster Magnet~Monolithic

*The Cult~War  (The Process)

**Judas Priest~Crown Of Horns

*Elephant Mountain~The Burden

**The Rods~Rattle The Cage

   *****5 AM*****

*Gamma Ray~Heading For Tomorrow

*Wolfmother~White Unicorn


*Porcupine Tree~Time Flies

*Supertramp~Fool’s Overture

*Ray Charles~A Song For You