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 January 10, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021 |



*Annihilator~The Fun Palace

*Blue Oyster Cult~Hot Rails To Hell

*Rychus Syn~South Of Sanity

*UFO~Light’s Out

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

**Murcielago~Blues For The Red Lobster

*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Katatonia~Neon Epitaph

*Communic~Raven’s Cry

   *****1 AM*****

*The Great Immortal~Harbinger

*Children Of Bodom~Danger Zone

*Children Of Bodom~Prayer For The Afflicted

*Ozzy Osbourne~All My Life

*Unleash The Archers~Return To Me

*Fear Factory~Slave Labor


*Ministry~Brick Window

*Rammstein~Links 2 3 & 4



*Stoned Jesus~Apathy

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Pilot 1 (Pike 98)

*Buckethead~Pilot 2

*Buckethead~Pilot 3

*Buckethead~Pilot 4

*Buckethead~Pilot 5

*Buckethead~Pilot 6

*Buckethead~Pilot 7

*Buckethead~Pilot 8

*Buckethead~Pilot 9

*Amon Amarth~Twilight Of The Thunder God

*Demons & Wizards~Split

*Hyborian~Driven By Hunger

**Dark Tranquillity~Failsafe

*Sojourner~The Monolith

   *****3 AM*****

*Alice In Chains~Rainier Fog

**Fascination Alleyway~Shooting The Moon p410

**Frozen Soul~Crypt Of Ice

**Frozen Soul~Arctic Stranglehold

**Frozen Soul~Hand Of Vengeance

**Frozen Soul~Wraith Of Death

**Frozen Soul~Merciless

**Murcielago~Naked In Night Court


**Murcielago~Sherman’s March

**Nanowar~…And Then I Noticed She Was A Gargoyle

**Nanowar~Tooth Fairy

**Fierce Heart~Out For Blood

   *****4 AM*****

*Earthless~Black Heaven

*Elder~Thousand Homes


*KMFDM~Trust (Never Mix)

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Kids

*Ministry~Khyber Pass


**Ghost Kid~Zero


   ******5 AM*****

*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Type O Negative~Hail & Farewell To Britain


*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud

*Queen~Father To Son

*Rush~The Camera Eye

*Porcupine Tree~Light Bulb Sun

*Ray Charles~A Sing For You