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 14, 2023…

Sunday, May 14, 2023 |



*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*KMFDM~Hell Yeah

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets

*Lindemann~Skills In Pills

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Byzantine~To Released


*Status Quo~Pictures Of Matchstick Men

   *****1 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Picture Of Matchstick Men  (Live)

*Type On Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green

*Black Sabbath~Dirty Women

*Warrior Soul~Punk & Belligerent

*Sex Pistols~God Save The Queen

*Motorhead~God Save The Queen

*Ministry~Just One Fix

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Danzig~She Rides

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~N   (Pike 65  Hold Me Forever)






*Iron Maiden~From Here To Eternity  (Live)

*Hammer King~The Four Horsemen

*Savatage~Can You Hear Me Now?

*All Them Witches~Real Hippies Are Cowboys

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~Touched  p438

**Kalmah~Haunted By Guilt

**Powerwolf~Fire & Forgive

**Ignea~Camera Obscura

**Category VI~The Cradle Will Fall

**Graveworm~A Nameless Grave

**The Swell Fellas~Wet Cement

   *****4 AM*****

*Judas Priest~Beyond The Realms Of Death

*Burn The Priest~Kerosene

*Prong~Broken Peace

**Cradle Of Filth~Bathory Aria  (Live)

*Rain Fell Within~In My Dreams

*Badlands~Sun Red Sun

*Type O Negative~Be My Druidess

*Supersuckers~Non-Addictive Marijuana

*Monster Magnet~Look To Your Orb For The Warning

   *****5 AM*****

**Crown Lands~Starlifter:Fearless Pt. II


*Neil Merryweather~Sunshine Superman

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Pink Floyd~Lost For Words

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down

*Marillion~ Going Under

*Fisher~I Will Love You

*Ray Charles~A Song For You