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 March 17, 2024…

Sunday, March 17, 2024 |



*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Mastodon~Octopus Has No Friends

**Judas Priest~Crown Of Horns

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Sex Pistols~Anarchy In The U.K.

*Warrior Soul~Ha Ha Ha

**High On Fire~Burning Down


   *****1 AM*****

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Burning Witches~Hexenhammer

*Kittie~In Winter


*Halestorm~I Am The Fire

*Genitortures~Pleasure In Restraint

*KMFDM~Move On (Remix)

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*The Great Kat~Thrash Goddess

*Kobra & The Lotus~You Don’t Know

*Warlock~I Rule The Ruins

*Lee Aaron~Mama Don’t Remember

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Electrum   (Pike 287)

*Buckethead~Astro Backyard


*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement


*Black Sabbath~Swinging The Chain

*Type O Negative~Be My Druidess

   *****3 AM*****

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

**Fascination Alleyway~Extinct Evolutionism   p406

**Judas Priest~Trial By Fire

**Judas Priest~Escape From Reality

**Judas Priest~Sons Of Thunder

**Judas Priest~Giants In The Sky

**Judas Priest~Fight Of Your Life

**Vltimas~Mephisto Manifesto


**The Quill~We Burn

   *****4 AM*****

*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Metallica~Broken, Beat & Scarred

*November 17~Kontrol

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*Rammstein~Der Meister


*Karma To Burn~Waiting On The Western World

**The Rods~Rattle The Cage

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Haxan~Damned If You Do

*Murcielago~The Highest Love

   *****5 AM*****

*Foghat~Honey Hush  (Live)

*Deep Purple~Flight Of The Rat

*Scorpions~Can’t Live w/o You

*Styx~Midnight Ride

*Cinderella~Somebody Save Me

*Kiss~Tears Are Falling

*The Cult~Rain

*Jimi Hendrix~Red House  (Live)

*Porcupine Tree~Shesmovedon

*Ray Charles~A Song For You