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 August 1, 2021

Sunday, August 01, 2021 |



*Metal Church~In Mourning

*Metal Church~Fake Healer

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Hands Up

*ZZ Top~Just Got Paid

*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead


*Gojira~Another World

**Not Robots~Track 3

   *****1 AM*****

*Murcielago~Blues For The Red Lobster

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*Savatage~Strange Wings


*ZZ Top~Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers


*Bloody Hammers~Death Does Us Part

*In Flames~The Jester Race

*Jinjer~Judgement & Punishment

**Hammer King~Ashes To Ashes


*The Bronx~Past Away

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Infinity Of The Spheres (Pike 116)

*Buckethead~Liquid Mantis

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*ZZ Top~Francine

**Johnny O’Neil~Snake In The Grass

**Flotsam & Jetsam~Seven Seconds ‘Til The End Of The World


   *****3 AM*****

*ZZ Top~La Grange (Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~Ancient Enemies p183

**Lee Aaron~Mama Don’t Remember

**Reverend Jack~Greed

**Attack Of The Rising~Island Of Seven Skulls

**Godslave~King Kortex

**Hiraes~Eyes Over Black

**Stormruler~Blood Of The Old Wolf

**Wizardthrone~Incantation Of the Red Order

**Crypta~From The Ashes

   *****4 AM*****

*Moonspell~The Greater Good


*Power Trip~Executioner’s Tax

**Sorizon~Thanatos Rising

**Cult Of The Sun~Another Infinity

*Sisters Of Mercy~This Corrosion

*ZZ Top~Move Me On Down The Line

*Bruce Dickinson~Accident Of Birth

*End Of Green~Hangman’s Joke

**Bodom After Midnight~Where Dead Angels Lie

*ZZ Top~Brown Sugar

   *****5 AM*****

*Clutch~Escape From The Prison Planet (Live)

*Clutch~Rats (Live)

**Sumo Cyco~Vertigo

*Karbholz~Ewig Leben

*ZZ Top~Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell

*Pink Floyd~It’s What We Do

*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs (Live)

*Riverside~Back To The River

*Warrior Soul~The Golden Shore

*Ray Charles~A Song For You