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 26, 2023…

Sunday, February 26, 2023 |



*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Twisted Roots~Trax

*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod  (Remix)

*Strapping Young Lad~Aftermath

*Warrior Soul~Punk & Belligerent

*Murder 1~American Junkie

*King Buffalo~Hours

*The Bronx~Night Drop At The Glue Factory

   *****1 AM*****

*Earthless~Flower Travelin’ Man

*Gamma Ray~Heading For Tomorrow

*Iron Maiden~Lost In A Lost World



   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Lightboard   (Pike 232)


*Buckethead~Deep Within The Sea


*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

*Jungle Rot~Burning Cinder

*PoisonBlack~Never Enough

*Byzantine~To Release

   *****3 AM****I

*Elder~Merged In Dreams-Ne Plus Ultra

**Fascination Alleyway~3-D Binoculars   p152

**Vinnie Moore~Astro Man

**Vinnie Moore~Breaking Through

**Crown Lands~Lady Of The Lake

**Kalmah~Haunted By Guilt

**Held Hostage~Rock n’ Roll Explosion

**War Kings~Cry Thunder


*Motorlord~Die Alone

   *****4 AM*****

*Zakk Sabbath~Wasp Medley

*Deep Purple~Child In Time  (Live)

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

**UFO~Rock Bottom   (Live)

*AC/DC~Live Wire  (Live)

*BoyHitsCar~Erifsievol  (Live)

*The Michael Schenker Group~Victim Of Illusion   (Live)

   *****5 AM*****

*My Sleeping Karma~Maya Shakti

*Rush~The Garden

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green

*Mad Season~November Hotel   (Live)

*If These Trees Could Talk~Earth Crawler

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down  (Live)

*Witherfall~Long Time

*Ray Charles~A Song For You