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 28, 2021

Sunday, March 28, 2021 |




**Black Sabbath~Children Of The Sea

*Bask~Noble Daughters II

*Sojourner~The Monolith

*Hypocrisy~Elastic Inverted Unions


*Ozzy Osbourne~All My Life


*The Bronx~Past Away

   *****1 AM*****

*Samsara Blues Experiment~Double Freedom

**The Quill~Left Hand Blues

**Moonspell~The Greater Good

*Demons & Wizards~Diabolic


**Evergrey~Forever Outsider

**Chmcl Str8 Jckt~1911


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Collect Itself (Pike 108)

*Buckethead~Garden Mold

**Conan~Hawk As A Weapon (Live)

**Black Sabbath~N.I.B. (Live)

**Dio~Last In Line (Live)

**Black Sabbath~Die Young (Live)

**Ricky Warwick~When Life Was Hard & Fast

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~Reasons Unknown p449

**Green Leaf~Tides

**Green Leaf~Good God I Better Run Away

**Orden Ogan~Heart Of The Android

**Malamorte~Apocalyptic Visions

**Nuclear Winter~Him

**Carnal Savagery~Reborn Dead

**Evergrey~Leaden Saints

*Accept~Princess Of The Dawn

   *****4 AM*****

**Marianas Rest~Fata Morgana

**Moonspell~Common Prayers

**The Quill~Keep On Moving

*Plague Years~Incantation

**Hound~Sleep In Thunder

*Rush~Working Man (Live)

*Megadeth~Holy Wars (Live)

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night (Live)

*Saxon~Broken Heroes

**Bloody Hammers~A Night To Dismember

*Haxan~Crash & Burn

   *****5 AM*****

*Genesis~Like It Or Not

**Black Sabbath~Snowblind

*Deep Purple~Child In Time

*Wishbone Ash~Fubb (Live)


*Uriah Heep~Paradise

*Marillion~That Time Of The Night

**God Is An Astronaut~Adrift

*Eva Cassidy~Ain’t No Sunshine

*Ray Charles~A Song For You