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 24, 2021

Sunday, January 24, 2021 |



*Isis~In Fiction

*Rammstein~Ohne Dich


*Ministry~End Of Days

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*Leave’s Eyes~Through Our Veins

*Leave’s Eyes~In My Dreams

   *****1 AM*****


*Monster Magnet~Radiation Day

*Monster Magnet~Monolithic

*Unida~You Wish

**Murcielago~Blues For The Red Lobster

**A Pale Horse Named Death~Vultures

**Frozen Soul~Crypt Of Ice

*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison

**Ghost Kid~Zero

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~The Mighty Microscope (Pike 100)

*Buckethead~Phase Yellow

*Buckethead~Inner Space


*Dream Theater~Only A Matter Of Time (Live)

*Iron Maiden~Where The River Runs Deep

   *****3 AM*****

*Iron Maiden~Wrathchild (Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~Sweeping Up The Waste Of Rock p65

**Bloody Hammers~A Night To Dismember

**Bloody Hammers~Hands Of The Ripper

**Bloody Hammers~Witchfinder General

**Bloody Hammers~Not Of This Earth

**Bloody Hammers~The Ones Who Own The Dark

**Dragony~On The Bleu Danube

**Dragony~Gods Of War

**Dragony~Love You To Death

**Frozen Soul~Faceless Enemy

**Frozen Soul~Grave Digger

**Murcielago~Land Of Nod


*Rotting Christ~Threnody

   *****4 AM*****


*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs (Live)

*Porcupine Tree~The Sky Moves Sideways Phase  2

*Generation Axe~Highway Star

*The Bronx~Past Away

   *****5 AM*****

*Uriah Heep~July Morning

*Acid Bath~Finger Paintings Of The Insane

*Hawkwind~Master Of The Universe



*Porcupine Tree~Anesthetize (Live)

*King’s X~King

*Ray Charles~A Song For You