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 April 10, 2022

Sunday, April 10, 2022 |



*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey

*Megadeth~Cold Sweat

**Megadeth~Wake Up Dead

*Only Living Witness~December

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Believe In Something

*Nightranger~You Can Still Rock In America

*The Bronx~Night Drop At The Glue Factory

   *****1 AM*****

*Judas Priest~Sinner

*Fight~Little Crazy (Straight Jacket Mix)



*Witherfall~Long Time

**Wo Fat~Orphans Of The Singe

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud (Live)

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Heaven Is Your Home   (Pike 150)

*Buckethead~Always Watching

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*Callenish Circle~Ignorant

*Katatonia~Heart Set To Divide

   *****3 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Acheron

**Fascination Alleyway~God’s Unrighteous Rulers Of Ruin


**Dianthus~My First Breath

**Messa~Dark Horse


**Porcupine Tree~On The New Day

**Dianthus~Don’t Change

**Dianthus~Creeping In

**Dianthus~The Quest For Nessie

   *****4 AM*****

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

**Holy Witch~Ripper

*The Nefilim~Dazuzu

*Pelican~Midnight & Mescaline

*Torche~Reverse Inverted


*Unida~Wet Pussycat

*Sword~Stoned Again

*Black Sabbath~Wheels Of Confusion

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green

   *****5 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Repeater

*Riverside~Beyond The Eyelids

*Riverside~Back To The River

*Pink Floyd~It’s What We Do

*King Crimson~Elephant Talk


*Max Scialdone~Iris

*Fish~Slainthe Mhath  (Live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You