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 9, 2021

Sunday, May 09, 2021 |




*Judas Priest~Out In The Cold


*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Howling Giant~Henry Tate

*Exodus~Only Death Decides

*Sisters Of Mercy~When You Don’t See Me

*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Halford~Little Crazy (Straight Jacket Mix)

   *****1 AM*****

**Gojira~New Found


*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

*Twisted Sister~The Kids Are Back

*DC4~Queen Of Angels

*Haxan~Louder Than Words

**Green Leaf~Good God I Better Run Away

**The Quill~Left Brain Blues

*Murcielago~Blues For The Red Lobster

*Ricky Warwick~When Life Was Hard & Fast

*Thin Lizzy~The Rocker

*Unleash The Archers~Abyss

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~N (Pike 65)






*Otep~On The Shore

*Charon~As We Die

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

*The Mars Volta~Teflon

   *****3 AM*****

*Uriah Heep~July Morning

**Fascination Alleyway~An Endless Highway p 336

**Smith/Kotzen~You Don’t Know Me


**God Is An Astronaut~Fade

**VoltageHead~Crawling Skin

**Immortal Syn~Eternal Night

**Scared Oath~Root Of All Evil

**Bewitcher~Electric Phantoms

   *****4 AM*****

*War Of Ages~Battle On

*A Hero A Fake~A Year In Passing

**The Vintage Caravan~Sharp Teeth

*Howling Giant~Stone Giant

*Clutch~Spacegrass (Live)

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

*BoyHitsCar~Man Without Skin

*Deep Purple~Hard Loving Man

*Dead Daisies~Holy Ground

   *****5 AM*****

**Witherfall~Long Time

*Elder~The Falling Veil

*Chickenfoot~Highway Star (Live)

*Frank Zappa~Bobby Brown

*Rush~Between The Wheels

*Max Scialdone~Days Like These

*Porcupine Tree~The Sound Of Muzak

*Tori Amos~Winter (Live)

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You