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 19, 2024…

Sunday, May 19, 2024 |



*Queens Of The Stone Age~Born To Hula

*Metallica~Moth Into Flame

*Alice Cooper~Lost In America

*GodBelow~Three Seasons

*Black Sabbath~The Thrill Of It All

*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

**Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mist

*KMFDM~Hell Yeah

   *****1 AM*****

**High On Fire~Burning Down

*Otis~Release 13

*Rollins Band~Tearing

*Halford~Little Crazy  (Straight Jacket Mix)

**Judas Priest~Crown Of Horns

*Sabaton~The Last Battle

*Haste~With All The Pride & Dignity Of A Drowning Swimmer


*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out

*Nevermore~Sentient 6

*Motorlord~Three Queens

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~In The Vase  (Pike 299)

*Buckethead~Thought Pond

*Buckethead~Stilt Reflection

*Buckethead~Times For Tears

*Buckethead~Vulcan Stoke

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*King Buffalo~Hours

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol  (Live)

    *****3 AM*****

*Primordial~Call To Cernunnos

**Fascination Alleyway~Cold Hands & Warm Hearts   p290

**Frank Zappa~America Drinks & Goes Home (Live At Whiskey)

**Rotting Christ~Like Father, Like Son

**Rotting Christ~Saoirse

**Halestorm~I Am The Fire  (Live)

**Ayreon~Beneath The Waves  (Live)

**Ayreon~The Fifth Extinction  (Live)

**Ayreon~Ride The Comet  (Live)

   *****4 AM*****

*Type O Negative~World Coming Down

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

*Urne~A Stumble Of Words

**Masons Revolt~Slick Ricky

**Frequency Overload~Four Years Dead

*All Them Witches~Heavy/Like A Witch

**Vltimas~Spoils Of War

*The Cramps~Naked Girl Falling Down The Stairs

   *****5 AM*****

*Elder~Endless Return

*Iron Maiden~Hallowed Be Thy Name  (Live)

*The Cult~Rise


*Porcupine Tree~.3

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down

**David Gilmore~The Piper’s Call

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Ray Charles~A Song For You