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 12, 2024…

Sunday, May 12, 2024 |



*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

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

*Queens Of The Stone Age~Born To Hula

*Type O Negative~Green Man

*Type O Negative~Cinnamon Girl  (Remix)

*Black Sabbath~Over To You

*Bolt Thrower~Contact-Want Out

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*The Cramps~Domino

   *****1 AM*****

**Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mist

*Clutch~Abraham Lincoln

*Michelle Darkness~The Sound Of Silence

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil


*The Cult~Rise


*Uriah Heep~Look At Yourself

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*King Buffalo~Hours

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Hold Me Forever(In Memory of Nancy York  Carroll)  (Pike 65)

*Masons Revolt~Slick Ricky

*All Them Witches~1st vs. 2nd


*Vltimas~Spoils Of War

   *****3 AM*****

*Elder~Dead Roots Stirring

**Fascination Alleyway~Searching For Serenity’s Resting Place  p441

**Haishen~Crimson Sun

**Haishen~Leviathan (Feat. Sally Louise)

**Haishen~20,000 Leagues

**Haishen~Flesh Of The Earth, Child Of The Sea

**Frequency Overload~Love & Bullets

**Unleash The Archers~Human Era

**Unleash The Archers~Give It Up Or Give It All

   *****4 AM*****

*Earthless~Flower Travelin’ Man

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Part V

*Wrathchild America~Silent Darkness

*Onslaught~Welcome To Dying

*Q5~Steel The Light

   *****5 AM*****

*Gamma Ray~Heading For Tomorrow   (Alternate Mix)

*Killing Joke~Whiteout

*Porcupine Tree~Time Flies

*Riverside~Time Travellers

*Mother Love Bone~Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You