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 21, 2021

Sunday, March 21, 2021 |



*Porcupine Tree~Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

**Black Sabbath~Die Young

**Moonspell~The Greater Good

*Mammoth Mammoth~Up All Night Demons To Fight


**Skold~Dirty Horizon

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Albatross

   *****1 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*To Die For~In Solitude

*Krokus~Screaming In The Night

*W.A.S.P.~Wild Child

*XYZ~Inside Out

*Skid Row~Youth Gone Wild

*Styx~Born For Adventure


**Black Sabbath~Mob Rules

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Weird (Pike 107)



**Evergrey~Forever Outsider

*Riot~Swords & Tequila

**Ricky Warwick~When Life Was Hard & Fast


**Dio~One More Night In The City (Live)

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~Every Day Is Holy p398

**The Quill~Evil Omen


**Philm~Spanish Flowers

**Hound~Sleep In Thunder

**Nuclear Winter~Judgement Day

*10 Years~Sleep In The Fire


   *****4 AM*****

*Erosion~Silver Surfer

*Black Sabbath~Backstreet Kids

*Thin Lizzy~Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed

*Sword~Stoned Again

*Savatage~24 Hours Ago (Live)

*Samsara Blues Experiment~Orchid Annie

**Marianas Rest~Fata Morgana

*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

**God Is An Astronaut~Adrift


**Conan~Hawk As A Weapon (Live)

   *****5 AM*****

*Hawkwind~Brainstorm (Live)

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol (Live)

**Dio~Heaven & Hell (Live)

*Ozzy Osbourne~All My Life

*Uriah Heep~Circle Of Hands

*Marillion~Script For A Jesters Tear

*Ray Charles~A Song For You