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 September 20, 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020 |



*Uriah Heep~The Magicians Birthday

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Twisted Roots~Trax

*Echoes Of Eternity~Lost Beneath A Silent Sky

*Demons & Wizards~Wolves Of Winter

*Witherfall~Moment Of Silence

*Ozzy~Suicide Solution

   *****1 AM*****


*Katatonia~In The White (Remix)

*Eluveitie~Calling The Rain

*Behemoth~O Father O Satan O Sun!

**Alice In Chains~Rainier Fog

*Uriah Heep~Stealin’

*Ozzy~All My Life

*Moonspell~Scorpion Flower


*Katatonia~Neon Epitaph

**Static X~Worth Dying For

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Ourselves (Pike 86)

*Buckethead~Standing In The Field

*Buckethead~Dew Drops

*Buckethead~Looking From Afar

*Uriah Heep~Salisbury

*Judas Priest~You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

**Haxan~Killing Time

   *****3 AM*****

*Earthless~Flower Traveling Man

**Fascination Alleyway~20th Century Claustrophobia p44

**Unleash The Archers~Waking Dream

**Unleash The Archers~Abyss

**Unleash The Archers~Through Stars

**Unleash The Archers~Legacy

**Onslaught~A Perfect Day To Die

*Uriah Heep~The Way That It Is

   *****4 AM*****

*Sojourner~The Event Horizon

*Type O Negative~Burnt Flowers Fallen

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol (Live)


*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Uriah Heep~Circle Of Hands

**Sixx A.M.~We Will Not Go Quietly

*Aether Realm~Slave To The Riff

*The Cheats~Rock & Roll Life

   *****5 AM*****

**Hyborian~In The Hall Of The Travelers



*BTBAM~Us & Them

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

*Ken Hensley~Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf

*Modus~Soul Fascist

*Killing Joke~New Jerusalem

*Jake Shimabukuro~While My Guitar Gently Weeps

*Ray Charles~A Song For You