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 19, 2023…

Sunday, March 19, 2023 |



*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Zakk Sabbath~Wasp/Behind The Walls Of Sleep/Bassically/N.I.B.

*Howling Giant~Stone Giant

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head

*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead


   *****1 AM*****

*Scorpions~China White

*Dio~Don’t Talk To Strangers  (Remix)

**Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*The Sisters Of Mercy~Gimme Shelter

*Killing Joke~New Cold War

*Pitch Shifter~N.C.M.

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

**Riverside~Self Aware

*Elder~The Purpose

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Nail In The Clock   (Pike 234)


*Bolt Thrower~Contact-Want Out

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*Iron Maiden~Out Of The Silent Planet


**Brothers In Arms~D-Day

   *****3 AM*****

*Gamma Ray~Heading For Tomorrow

**Fascination Alleyway~Wisdom’s Brand Spanking New Wishing Well   p335

**Alex Nunziati~The Universe Doesn’t Need Us

**Alex Nunziati~Possessed By Astral Entity

**Category VI~Coven

**Onward~Divided We Fall

**Carnal Savagery~Cranial Sodomy

**Phase IV~Borderlands

**Crown Lands~White Buffalo  (Live)

**Liv Kristine~In Your Blue Eyes

   *****4 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Firmament

*Rammstein~Du Riechst So Gut  (Live)

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King  (Live)_

*Wishbone Ash~Time Was  (Live)

*Blue Oyster Cult~ME 262  (Live)

*Rush~Xanadu  (Live)

*Halford~Beyond The Realms Of Death  (Live)

*Grand Funk Railroad~Inside Looking Out  (Live)

   *****5 AM*****

*Opeth~The Baying Of The Hounds

*Q5~Steel The Light

*Michael Schenker Group~Broken Promises


*Tool~10,000 Days

*Pink Floyd~Lost For Words

*David Gilmore~No Way

*Ray Charles~A Song For You