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 35th Anniversary Show Playlist for November 1, 2020

Sunday, November 01, 2020 |



*Type O Negative~Black No.1

*1000 Homo DJs~Supernaut

*Black Sabbath~Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

*White Zombie~Children Of The Grave

*Rob Zombie~Dragula

*King Diamond~Halloween

*Ministry~Every Day Is Halloween

*Killing Joke~On All Hallows Eve

   *****1 AM*****


*Ozzy Osbourne~Bark At The Moon (Live)

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night (Live)

*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Primordial~Sons Of The Morrigan

*October Rising~Halloween

*Warrior Soul~Four More Years

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Bummer

   *****Clocks Go Back One Hour*****

   *****1 AM*****

*Nightranger~You Can Still Rock In America

*Dream Evil~The Book Of Heavy Metal

*Brian Posehn~Dork For Thirty Years


*W.A.S.P.~Manimal (Live)

*Deep Purple~Flight Of The Rat

*Cathedral~Hopkins, Witchfinder

*Danzig~When Death Had No Name

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Mental Hippie Blood~Beaten Mother

*Rush~Finding My Way

*Rush~The Spirit Of Radio

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Horn 1 The Splatterhorn (Pike 92)

*Buckethead~Horn 2

*Buckethead~Horn 3

*Buckethead~Horn 4

*Buckethead~Horn 5

*Buckethead~Horn 6

*Buckethead~Horn 7

*Buckethead~Horn 8

*Buckethead~Horn 9

*Frank Zappa~Bobby Brown

*Frank Zappa~Soup N’ Old Clothes

*Cinderella~Night Songs

*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Dream Theater~Pull Me Under

   *****3 AM*****

*Iron Maiden~Fear Of The Dark

*Iron Maiden~Wasted Years

*The Nixons~Foma

**Fascination Alleyway~Smiling In Your Sleep p234

**Hammerfall~Hallowed Be Thy Name (Live)

**Hammerfall~Hammer High (Live)




*Sword~Stuck In Rock


   *****4 AM*****

*Earthless~Flower Travelin’ Man

*Savoy Brown~Hellbound Train



*Metal Church~The Final Word

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*Van Halen~Cathedral

   *****5 AM*****


*Lake Of Tears~Planet Of The Penguins

*Pink Floyd~Echoes



*Porcupine Tree~.3

*Orange Goblin~Shine

*Joan Armatrading~Willow

*Ray Charles~A Song For You