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 17, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021 |


*****Pre-Empted Ten Point Five Minutes By Buffalo Bill’s Post Game*****

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Negasonic Teenage Warhead

*Ministry~Just One Fix

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy


**Skinlab~Slave This Way (Remix)

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Judas Priest~Turbo Lover

*Vanilla Fudge~You Keep Me Having On

**Dark Tranquillity~Failsafe

   *****1 AM*****

*God Forbid~The End Of The World

**Murcielago~Blues For The Red Lobster

*Bask~Noble Daughters II


*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Katatonia~Behind The Blood

*Alice In Chains~Rainier Fog

*Children Of Bodom~Next In Line

*Children Of Bodom~All For Nothing

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~The Light In The Fog (Pike 99)

*Buckethead~Polar Trenches



*Lamb Of God~Memento Mori

*Inhumatus~Systemic Indoctrination

*Haxan~Crash & Burn

*Sojourner~The Monolith

   *****3 AM*****

*Riverside~The Same River

**Fascination Alleyway~For Love’s Sake p45

**George Lynch & Jeff Pilson~I Feel The Earth



**Frozen Soul~Encased In Ice

**Witherfall~The Other  Side Of  Fear

**Fierce Heart~Just Got Lucky

**Dark Psychosis~Born To Lose

**Jinjer~Judgement & Punishment (Live)

   *****4 AM*****

*Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey

*Grip Inc~Heretic War Chant

*Hyborian~Driven By Hunger

**Nanowar Of Steel~Heavy Metal Kibbles

*Unleash The Archers~Apex

**Ghost Kid~Zero

**Warfect~Left To Rot


*In Flames~Swim

**Oceans Of Slumber~Wolf Moon

   *****5 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Everything Dies

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Vultures

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol (Live)


*Porcupine Tree~The Sky Moves Sideways (Live)


*Ray Charles~A Song For You