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 27, 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020 |




*A Pale Horse Named Death~As Black As My Heart

*A Pale Horse Named Death~When The World Becomes Undone

**Unleash The Archers~Through Stars

*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*AC/DC~It’s A Long Way To The Top

*Clutch~D.C. Sound Attack

*Type O Negative~Pyretta Blaze

   *****1 AM*****

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*Sleep~Holy Mountain

*Cult Of Luna~Shun The Mask

*Black Label Society~In This River

*Solace Of Requiem~Cry Out For Mercy

*Testament~Children Of The Next Level

**Katatonia~Behind The Blood

*Uriah Heep~Look At Yourself

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Barney Peeled Out (Pike 87)

*Buckethead~Coral Castle

*Buckethead~Flat Fleet



*Sojourner~The Event Horizon

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*Carach Angren~Franckensteina Strataemontanus

**Alice In Chains~Rainier Fog

   *****3 AM*****

*Opeth~The Grand Conjuration

**Fascination Alleyway~A Lens Of Everlastingness p383

**Uada~The Great Mirage

**Plague Years~Paradox Of Death


**Oceans Of Slumber~Wolf Moon

**Unleash The Archers~The Wind That Shapes The Land

**Onslaught~Bow Down To The Clowns

**Napalm Death~Contagion

*Static X~Worth Dying For

   *****4 AM*****

*Earthless~Acid Crusher (Live)

*Wishbone Ash~F.U.B.B. (Live)

*Elder~The Falling Veil

**Mastodon~Asleep In The Deep

*Dark O Sarah~The Chosen One

**The Cheats~Looking So Tough

**In Flames~Swim

*Demons & Wizards~Wolves In Winter

*DC4~Queen Of Angels

   *****5 AM*****


*Genesis~Turn It On Again (Live)

*Big Big Train~Brave Captain

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

*Porcupine Tree~Light Bulb Sun

**Steven Wilson~Eminent Sleaze

*Peter Gabriel~Biko

*Ray Charles~A Song For You