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 21, 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020 |


            …The Best Of The Sound & The Fury…Playlist From June 30, 2019…





*Ministry~Bad Blood(Remix)

*Rammstein~Links 2 3 4

*White Zombie~Black Sunshine(Remix)

*The Young Gods~Gasoline Man(Remix)

*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

*High On Fire~Drowning Dog

*Warrior Soul~Jump For Joy

   *****1 AM*****

*Witherfall~Nobody Sleeps Here


*BTBAM~Memory Palace

*Dub Trio~World Of Inconvenience

**High Desert Sky~Desert Jam

*The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Feathers Pike #28

*Buckethead~Claw Station



**Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

*Wishbone Ash~Blowing Free

*The Sword~The Black River

*Type O Negative~Blood & Fire(Remix)

*Theater Of Tragedy~Lorelei

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

   *****3 AM*****

*Borracho~Lost In Time

*Mr Manly~Fireworks

**Fascination Alleyway~Bowls Of Bowels p193

**Generation Axe/Zakk Wylde~Whipping Post

**High Desert Sky~The Sacrament

**Dream Theater~Paralyzed

**Majesty~We Are Legends

**Krash Karma~Cruel Summer

**Avalon~Now & Forever

**Generation Axe~Highway Star

   *****4 AM*****

*The Midnight Ghost Train~B.C. Trucker

*Pitchshifter~Gatherer Of Data

*Drown~I Owe You



*ISIS~In Fiction

*Metallica~The Call Of Ktulu

*Monster Magnet~The End Of Time

**Texas Hippie Coalition~Moonshine

   *****5 AM*****

*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Mental Hippie Blood~Beaten Mother

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Porcupine Tree~3

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

*Uriah Heep~July Morning

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Ray Charles~A Song For You