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 15, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021 |



*Murcielago~Blues For The Red Lobster

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*Savatage~Can You Hear Me Now?

*Temple of Thieves~In The Garden

**Borracho~Holy Roller

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Ministry~Brick Window

*Sex Pistols~Anarchy In The UK (Live)

   *****1 AM*****

*Slayer~Expendable Youth

*Lamb Of God~Omerta

*November 17~A Different Kind Of War

*Megadeth~Symphony Of Destruction

*Amon Amarth~An Ancient Sign Of Oncoming Storm

*Hammerfall~Crimson Thunder

**Hammer King~Ashes To Ashes

**Lee Aaron~Mama Don’t Remember

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

*Kobra & The Lotus~We Come Undone

*The Cars~Candy-O

*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Witherfall~Long Time

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~10th Floor (Pike 118)

*Buckethead~1th Floor

*Buckethead~12th Floor

*Buckethead~13th Floor

*Buckethead~Flower & Headcheese Festival

*Green Leaf~On Wings Of Gold

*The Quill~Evil Omen

*Howling Giant~Lord Of This World

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~A Homespun Memorandum +1 p281~

**Demon Incarnate~To Resist

**Eradicator~Echo Chamber

**Godslave~Final Chapters First

**Stormrider~Fear The Old Blood

**Attack Of The Rising~Burning Daylight

**Alestorm~No Grave But The Sea

**Powerwolf~Beast Of Gevaudan

**Dee Snyder~All Or Nothing More

**Motorhead~The Chase Is Better Than the Catch (Live)

*BoyHitsCar~Turning Inward

   *****4 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Love You To Death


**Cult Of The Sun~Another Infinity

*Pitch Shifter~Diable

*Telekinetic Yeti~Beneath The Black Sun

*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*Drown~I Owe You

*Karbholz~Ewig Leben

*Frank Zappa~Bobby Brown


   *****5 AM*****

*Helios Creed~XL-35

*Samsara Blues Experiment~One w/The Universe

*Clutch~Drink To The Dead

*AC/DC~Jailbreak (Live)

*Candlebox~Miss You

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

*Ray Charles~A Song For You