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 23, 2024…

Sunday, June 23, 2024 |



*Dream Theater~A Change Of Seasons

*AC/DC~Live Wire

*Ministry~Black Betty

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Black Sunshine~Black Sunshine  (Remix)

   *****1 AM*****

*Scorpions~China White

*The Michael Schenker Group~Broken Promises

*Bolt Thrower~As The World Burns

*Black Sabbath~The Shining

*Bruce Dickinson~Accident Of Birth

*The Cult~Rise

*Killing Joke~Blood On Your Hands

*Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mist

*King Buffalo~Mammoth


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Enter The Sky   (Pike 303)

*Buckethead~Castle Of Franken Berry

*Callenish Circle~Sweet Cyanide

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Motor Spirit

*KMFDM~Bullets, Bombs & Bigotry

*All Them Witches~Lights Out

   *****3 AM*****

*Profuna Ocean~Clean Slate

**Fascination Alleyway~Music’s Hypnotic Hyper Space   p445

**Armored Saint~One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)

**Within Temptation~The Reckoning  (Live)

**Within Temptation~Supernova  (Live)

**Within Temptation~Don’t Pray For Me  (Live)

**Within Temptation~All I Need  (Live)

**Within Temptation~Ice Queen  (Live)

**Within Temptation~Mother Earth  (Live)

**Rotting Christ~Pretty World, Pretty Dies

   *****4 AM*****

*Type O Negative~September Sun



*Slave To The System~Slave To The System

*Iron Maiden~Iron Maiden

*Motorhead~Motorhead   (Live)


*Metal Church~Metal Church

*Overkill~Overkill  (Live)

*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

*The Cramps~Naked Girl Falling Down The Stairs

   *****5 AM*****



*king Crimson~Frame By Frame

*Starcastle~Lady Of The Lake



*Ray Charles A Song For You