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 13, 2023…

Sunday, August 13, 2023 |



*Lake Of Tears~The Last Purple Sky

*Ministry~Bad Blood  (Remix)

*Elder~Endless Return

*Mastodon~The Motherload

*Opeth~The Baying Of The Hounds

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

   *****1 AM*****

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Frozen Soul~Arsenal Of War

*Jungle Rot~Burning Cinder

*Godbelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Killswitch Engage~The End Of Heartache

*Seemless~In This Life

*Shadows Fall~A Fire In Babylon

*Overcast~Bleed Into One

*Brand New Sin~Black & Blue

*Brand New Sin~House Of The Rising Sun

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Coop Erstown  (Pike 253)


*Buckethead~Quadruple Chicken Barn

*Buckethead~Clay Hen

*Buckethead~Rooms Of Brooms

*Black Sabbath~Back Street Kids

*Deep Purple~Flight Of The Rat

*Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey

*Strawberry Alarm Clock~Incense & Peppermints

   *****3 AM *****


**Fascination Alleyway~Explanations For Extinction   p381

**Frozen Soul~Glacial Domination

**Frozen Soul~Frozen Soul

**Frozen Soul~Assimilator

**Frozen Soul~Best Served Cold

**Frozen Soul~Abominable

**Frozen Soul~Atomic Winter

**Deep Purple~Space Trucking  (Live)

   *****4 AM*****

*Zakk  Sabbath~Wasp/Behind The Walls Of Sleep/N.I.B.

*Foghat~Honey Hush

*Chrome Division~The Angel Falls

*Heaven Shall Burn~Architects Of The Apocalypse

*PoisonBlack~Soul In Flames

*King Buffalo~Burning

*Type O Negative~Wolf Moon

*Villagers Of Ioannina~Cosmic Soul

*Motorlord~A Little Madness

   *****5 AM*****

*Starcastle~Lady Of The Lake

*Crown Lands~Lady Of The Lake

*Savatage~The Dungeons Are Calling

*Supertramp~Fool’s Overture

*Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery

**The Orb & David Gilmore~Metallic Spheres In Colour:Movement 1

*Goon Moon~An Autumn That Came Too Soon

*Steve Hackett~Cell 151

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Ray Charles~A Song For You