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 Febuary 19, 2023…

Sunday, February 19, 2023 |



*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Great Purification

*Down~Bury Me In Smoke

*Pantera~Cowboys From Hell

*King Buffalo~Burning

*Ministry~Punch In The Face

*Prong~Whose Fist Is This Anyway?

*Murcielago~The Highest Low

   *****1 AM*****


*Iron Maiden~The Red & The Black  (Live)

*Jack Rabbit Slim~Cherry Pie

*Tree~Cold & Alone


*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud

*Wolfmother~White Unicorn

**Brothers In Arms~Luxor

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Fastpass   (Pike 231)




*Cyclone Temple~Words Are Just Words

*Powermad~Nice Dreams

*Killing Joke~You’ll Never Get To Me

*Savatage~Heal My Soul

*Grim Reaper~See You In Hell

*W.A.S.P.~King Of Sodom & Gomorrah

   *****3 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

**Fascination Alleyway~Dilapidated Plastic Factories  p40

**In Flames~Bleeding Out

**In Flames~Foregone, Pt.1

**In Flames~Foregone, Pt.2

**Vinnie Moore~Still Waters Run Deep

**UFO~Electric Phase  (Live)

**Motorhead~The Chase Is Better Than The Catch  (Live)

**Motorhead~Just Cos You Got The Power   (Live)

**Frank Zappa~City Of Tiny Lites  (Live At Munich)

*Held Hostage~Hot Night In The City

   *****4 AM*****


*Wazen~Trojan Horse

*High Desert Sky~Loki’s March Of Doom

*Zakk Sabbath~Black Sabbath

*Zakk Sabbath~Under The Sun-Every Day Comes & Goes

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol

**Riverside~The Place Where I Belong

   *****5 AM*****

**Elder~Endless Return


*Nektar~Remember The Future, Pt.1

*Big Big Train~Hedgerow

*Starcastle~Lady Of The Lake

*Modus~Out Of A Waking Dream

*Ray Charles~A Song For You