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 June 2, 2024…

Sunday, June 02, 2024 |



*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo


*Ted Nugent~Great White Buffalo  (Live)

*Krokus~Screaming In  The Night  (Live)

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul  (Live)

*Black Label Society~Funeral Bell

**Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mist

*Lee Aaron~Mama Don’t Remember

   *****1 AM*****

**Witherfall~Ceremony Of Fire

*Iron Maiden~The Red & The Black

*Thin Lizzy~Chinatown

*Ministry~Black Betty

*The Nefilim~Dazuzu

*The Young Gods~Gasoline Man   (Remix)


*Ozzy Osbourne~All My Life

**King Buffalo~Mercury

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~The Chariot Of Saturn    (Pike 301)


*Blue Oyster Cult~Then Came The Last Days Of May

*Type O Negative~Everything Dies

*Motorlord~A Little Madness

   *****3 AM*****

**High On Fire~Burning Down

**Fascination Alleyway~Black & White Rainbow   p432

**Witherfall~Sounds Of The Forgotten


**Nightrage~Nocturnal Thorns

**Nocturnal Rage~A Throne Of Melancholy

**Witherfall~When It All Falls Away

**Slaughter To Prevail~Kid Of Darkness

**Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band~I Got A Woman

**Witherfall~What Have You Done?

**Nightrage~Pierce The Soul

   *****4 AM*****

*Bask~Noble Daughter I

*Bask~Noble Daughter II


**Vltimas~Spoils Of War

**Rotting Christ~Saoirse

*W.A.S.P.~Stone Cold Killers

*Van Halen~The Seventh Seal

**Frequency Overload~Four Years Dead

*The Cult~Rise

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~For The Innocent

   *****5 AM*****


*Genesis~Supper’s Ready

*Riverside~Panic Room

*Porcupine Tree~Halo

*UFO~Electric Phase

*Ray Charles~A Song For You