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 May 1, 2022

Sunday, May 01, 2022 |




*AC/DC~Night Prowler

*Coroner~Paralyzed Mesmerized

*Bodom After Midnight~Paint The Sky w/Blood

*Cradle Of Filth~Hallowed Be Thy Name

*Bruce Dickinson~Accident Of Birth

*Testament~Throne Of Thorns

*Savatage~Midas Knight

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

   *****1 AM*****

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*Echoes Of Eternity~Lost Beneath A Silent Sky

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*Callenish Circle~Ignorant

*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland

*The Beards~Why Having a Bead Is Better Than Having A Woman

*Katatonia~Behind The Blood

*Entwine~Safe In A Dream


**Wo Fat~Three Minutes To Midnight

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Whisper Track   (Pike 153)


*Buckethead~Such As Straw

*Buckethead~Overgrown Shrubs

*Frank Zappa~Bobby Brown

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

*Bolt Thrower~K Machine


*BoyHitsCar~LoveFuryPassionEnergy (Live)

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~A Fairy Tale From Burning Lake  p308

**Rammstein~Armee der Tristen




**Rammstein~Zick Zack


**Rammstein~Meine Tranen

**Tony Martin~Passion Killer

**All Them Witches~Slow City

   *****4 AM*****

*Dark Tranquillity~Hours Passed In Exile

*Rush~Red Sector A

*Die Krupps~Isolation

*3Teeth~You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Kids

*November 17~A Different Kind Of War

*King Buffalo~Loam

*Alice In Chains~Rainier Fog

*White Lion~Cry For Freedom

*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

**Porcupine Tree~Harridan

   *****5 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Burnt Flowers Burning

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Believe In Something (You Are Lost)

*Prince~Purple Rain (Live Demo)

*Autograph~Turn Up The Radio

*UFO~Electric Phase

*Iron Maiden~The Writing On The Wall


*Yes~I’ve Seen All Good People


*Ray Charles~A Song For You