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 November 14, 2021

Sunday, November 14, 2021 |






*Strapping Young Lad~Aftermath

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*Kopek~Love Is Dead


   *****1 AM*****

*Moody Blues~Departure

*Moody Blues~Ride My See~Saw

*Ellis~Innocent Hearts

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*Leave’s Eyes~The Dream

*Bask~Noble Daughters II

*Byzantine~To Release

*Iron Maiden~22 Acacia Avenue

**Motorhead~Rock It

**Judas Priest~Eat Me Alive

*Black Sabbath~Voodoo (Live)

*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

   *****2 AM*****



*Buckethead~Water Gardens

*Buckethead~Down In The Bayou Part Two

*Stoned Jesus~Apathy



*Moody Blues~The Story In Your Eyes

*Anabasis~The Chamber

   *****3 AM*****

*Cryptid Shadow~Monsters Of Rock

**Fascination Alleyway~Transcendental Transmissions p 419

**Mastodon~Skeleton Of Splendor

***UDO~In The Heat Of The Night

**KK’s Priest~Metal Through & Through

**A Pale Horse Named Death~Two Headed Snake (Propofol Dreams)

**Einherjer~Listen To The Graves

**Count Raven~The Sixth Storm

**Attack Of The Rising~Burning Daylight

   *****4 AM*****


*Moody Blues~Legend Of A Mind

*Porcupine Tree~Voyage 34 Phase One

**Porcupine Tree~Harridan

**Killing Joke~Panopticon

**BoyHitsCar~Erifsievol (Live)


*Rush~Clockwork Angels

   *****5 AM*****


*Harry Nilsson~Jump Into The Fire

*Uriah Heep~Look At Yourself

*Moody Blues~22,000 Days

*Big Big Train~Hedgerow

*Starcastle~Lady Of The Lake

*Modus~Out Of A Waking Dream

*Moody Blues~Veteran Cosmic Rocker

*Ray Charles~A Song For You