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 27, 2023…

Sunday, August 27, 2023 |



*Porcupine Tree~Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~For The Innocent


*Foghat~Honey Hush  (Live)

*Murcielago~Blues For The Red Lobster

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*Freedom Hawk~Take All You Can

   *****1 AM*****


*Halford~Kill It (Dutch Death Mix)

*Judas Priest~Desert Plains

*Judas Priest~Judas Is Rising

*All Them Witches~Surface-To-Air Whistle

*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*Paul Hardcastle~19  (Destruction Mix)

*Ministry~Rio Grande Blood


*Black Sabbath~War Pigs  (Live Montreux)

*King Diamond~Halloween

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Abominable Snow Scalp   (Pike 255)


*Buckethead~Headless Reflection


*Buckethead~Crator Ridge

*Buckethead~Door Along The Wall



*Kataklysm~Taking The World By Storm

*Bolt Thrower~As The World Burns

*All Them Witches~Workhorse

*Motorlord~A Little Madness

   *****3 AM*****

*Primordial~Sons Of Morrigan

**Fascination Alleyway~A Side Excursion Into The Incomprehensible  p288

**Primordial~Victory Has 1000 Fathers, Defeat Is An Orphan

**Deiphage~Wretched One

**U.D.O.~The Flood

**U.D.O.~The Double Dealer’s Club

**Foghat~Drivin’ On


**Metalocalypse: Dethklok~The Fall

**Metalocalypse: Dethklok~The Demon Inside

**Deiphage~A Parasitic Mind

**Frank Zappa~Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow   (Live)

*Haxan~Damned If You Do

   *****4 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Hours

*Type O Negative~Burnt Flowers Fallen


*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~For The Innocent

*Clutch~Drink To The Dead

*Whitesnake~Crying In The Rain

*Whitesnake~Standing In The Shadow

*Whitesnake~Medicine Man

*Whitesnake~Here I Go Again

   *****5 AM*****


*Zakk Sabbath~Under The Sun-Every Day Comes & Goes

*Mr Plow~Ode To Carlo

*Sin Crazy~The Crossroads

*UFO~The Writer

*Michelle Darkness~Dopecrawler

*Deep Purple~Perfect Strangers



*Ray Charles~A Song For You

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