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 February 28, 2021

Sunday, February 28, 2021 |



*Testament~The Burning Times

*Metal Church~Fake Healer

**Murcielago~Blues For The Red Lobster

*Judas Priest~Out In The Cold

*Psychotica~What Is God?

*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Monster Magnet~Powertrip

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

   *****1 AM*****

*Samsara Blues Experiment~Second Birth


*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Prayers For Rain


*Dream Theater~Metropolis Pt 1

*Savatage~Strange Wings (Live)

**Fierce Heart~Built For Speed


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~The Moltrail Part 1

*Buckethead~The Moltrail Part 2

*Buckethead~Woven Wire

**MSG~Don’t Die On Me Now

**Murcielago~Naked In Night Court

*Ministry~Brick Window

**Chmcl Str8 Jckt~1911

**Rickey Warwick~When Life Was Hard & Fast

*Haxan~Killing Time

   *****3 AM*****

*Earthless~Uluru Rock (Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~Geared Up Heads p 413

**God Is An Astronaut~Adrift

**God Is An Astronaut~Burial

**God Is An Astronaut~In Flux

**Sirenia~Downward Spiral

**Product Of Hate~You Brought This War

**The Dead Daises~Holy Ground

   *****4 AM*****

*Rush~By Tor & The Snow Dog

**Black Sabbath~Supernaut (Alternative Takes)

**Black Sabbath~Snowblind (Remastered)

*AC/DC~It’s A Long Way To The Top

*Killing Joke~Blood On Your Hands

*Katatonia~Behind The Blood


*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod (Remix)

*KMFDM~Hell Yeah

*Coliseum~Man Was Never Meant To Fly

   *****5 AM*****


*Yes~I’ve Seen All Good People

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River


*Riverside~Panic Room (Remix)

*Porcupine Tree~Hatesong

*Marillion~The Last Straw

*Ray Charles~A Song For You