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 23, 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020 |



*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Space Lord

*Type O Negative~These Three Things

*Clutch~Electric Worry

*Bask~Noble Daughters II

*Tracer~Too Much

*Murder1~American Junkie

   *****1 AM*****

*Rammstein~Du Hast (Live)

*November 17~Kontrol

*The Young Gods~Gasoline Man

*Burn The Priest~Kerosene

*Killing Joke~Blood On Your Hands


*Otep~Blood Pigs (Live)

**Demons & Wizards~Wolves In Winter

*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out


*Rotting Christ~Threnody

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Calamity Cabin (Pike 82)

*Buckethead~Walking In Circles

*Buckethead~The Forest Sings


*Buckethead~What A Weird Room

*Buckethead~Found In The Tomb

*Buckethead~Hollow Door

*Buckethead~Beware Of Quicksand

*Corrosion Of Conformity~13 Angels

*Red Desert~Older No Wiser


**Katatonia~Neon Epitaph

*Inexorum~Moonlight Navigation

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~Straight Shooting Alpha Folk p61

**Disciples Of Verity~Lying To Myself

**Haxan~Living Dead

**Avatar~A Secret Door

**Black Balled~Mother Earth


*Gojira~Flying Whales

**Death Angel~The Devil Incarnate

   *****4 AM*****

*Dio~Heaven & Hell (Live)

*Manowar~Metal Daze (Live)

*Sahg~Echoes Ring Forever

*Wishbone Ash~Handy

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*Nightwish~Shudder Before The Beautiful

*Leave’s Eyes~Fjord

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

   *****5 AM*****

**Gojira~Another World

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Riverside~Egoist Hedonist

*Porcupine Tree~Sleep Together


*Modus~Close To The Bone

*David Gilmore~Cry From The Street

*King’s X~Over My Head (Live)

*Mother Love Bone~Captain Hi Top

*Ray Charles~A Song For You