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 30, 2024…

Sunday, June 30, 2024 |




*Manowar~Metal Warriors

*Suicidal Tendencies~Controlled By Hared

*Sacred Reich~War Pigs  (Live)

*Alice Cooper~Lost In America

*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out

**Rotting Christ~The Apostate

   *****1 AM*****

*Iron Maiden~2 Minutes To Midnight

*Kataklysm~Where The Enemy Sleeps

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

*MDFMK~Witch Hunt

*Die Krupps~Bloodsuckers

*Ministry~Khyber Pass

*Queens Of The Stone Age~Born To Hula

*Moonspell~Scorpion Flower

**Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mists

*Motorlord~Dive Bomb

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Rainbow Tower  (Pike 304

*Buckethead~Toy Museum

*Buckethead~Water Molecule

*Buckethead~Invisible Trees

*Vltimas~Spoils Of War

**Witherfall~Ceremony Of Fire

*Max Scaildone~The Darkening

   *****3 AM*****

*Burning Witches~Hexenhammer

**Fascination Alleyway~Well Spent Waste   p171

**UFO~When Daylight Goes To Town

**UFO~Black Cold Coffee

**UFO~The Wild One

**Brothers Of Metal~Heavy Metal Viking

**Brothers Of Metal~Berserkir

**Brothers Of Metal~The Other Son Of Odin

**UFO~Give It Up

**UFO~Call Me

**UFO~The Spark That Is Us


   *****4 AM*****

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*Bolt Thrower~When Cannons Fade

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Warrior Soul~Four More Years

*All Them Witches~Workhorse

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Krokus~Screaming In The Night


**Kerry King~Shrapnel

*Grip Inc.~Heretic War Chant

*The Cult~Rise

   *****5 AM*****

*Zakk Sabbath~Under The Sun

*Masons Revolt~Slick Ricky

*UFO~The Writer

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Type O Negative~Green Man

*The Moody Blues~Veteran Cosmic Rocker

*King’s X~Moanjam  (Live)

*Porcupine Tree~Trains

**David Gilmore~Between Two Points

*Ray Charles~A Song For You