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 14, 2022

Sunday, August 14, 2022 |



*Black Sabbath~Falling Off The Edge Of The World

**Dio~Stand Up & Shout


*Ozzy Osbourne~Over The Mountain

*Mental Hippie Blood~Beaten Mother

*Accept~Balls To The Wall

*Dream Evil~The Book Of Heavy Metal


*Ministry~Roadhouse Blues

*King Buffalo~Kerosene

   *****1 AM*****

*Big Black~Kerosene

*Burn The Priest~Kerosene

*Queen~Father To Son

*Brian Posehn~Dork For Thirty Years

*W.A.S.P.~Widow Maker

*Sanctuary~Die For My Sins

*Meliah Rage~Bates Motel


*Coroner~Paralyzed Mesmerized

*Bolt Thrower~At First Light

*Bolt Thrower~Entrenched

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Region   (Pike 166)

*Buckethead~Castle Stairs

*Buckethead~River Of Liquid Fire

*Buckethead~Clock Striking

*Buckethead~Ancient Desert

*We Butter The Bread w/Butter~Alles Was Ich Will


*Fear Factory~Body Hammer


*Alice In Chains~Rainer Falls

   *****3 AM*****

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

**Fascination Alleyway~Blankets Of Amazement   p288

**Held Hostage~The Master

**Held Hostage~Hold On

**Held Hostage~You Rock Our Way

**Wind Rose~Fellows Of The Hammer

**Civil War~Andersonville

**Evergrey~Midwinter Calls

**Troll Fest~Rule The Country


**Alestorm~Bite The Hook That Feeds

*In Flames~Colony

   *****4 AM*****

*Black Label Society~Funeral Bell

*Black Label Society~No More Tears

*Johnny Winter~Mean Town Blues  (Live Woodstock)

*Ten Years After~I’m Going Home  (Live Woodstock)

*Jimi Hendrix~Voodoo Child (Slight Return)  (Live Woodstock)

*Creedence Clearwater Revival~Born On The Bayou  (Live Woodstock)

   *****5 AM*****

*Iron Maiden~Hallowed Be Thy Name  (Live)

**Dio~Heaven & Hell  (Live)

*Joe Cocker~With A Little Help From My Friends  (Live Woodstock)

*Porcupine Tree~Time Flies  (Live)

**Max Scialdone~For The Rain

*Ray Charles~A Song For You