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 28, 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022 |



*Murcielago~Blues For The Red Lobster

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

**King Buffalo~Hours

*W.A.S.P.~The Last Command

*Queensryche~Eyes Of A Stranger

*Dark Tranquillity~Hours Passed In Exile

*Sahg~Echoes Ring Forever

*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Heavens Not Overflowing

   *****1 AM*****

*Kataklysm~The Road To Devastation

*Black Sabbath~Symptom Of The Universe

*Mr. Plow~Ode To Carlo

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Believe In Something  (You Are Lost)

*Dagoba~I, Reptile

*Diamond Plate~Relativity


*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*Entombed~Masters Of Death

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Og   (Pike 168)




*Hyborian~Driven By Hunger

*Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

*Demons & Wizards~Dorian

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

   *****3 AM*****

**King Buffalo~Firmament

**Fascination Alleyway~Loose Lips & Heavy Duty 98 Pound Chicks   p332

**King Buffalo~Mammoth

**My Sleeping Karma~Maya Shakti

**Elephant Back~Shifting Gears

**Conan~Levitation Hoax

**Karl Sanders~The Evil Inherent In Us All

**Hammer King~Kingdemonium

**Powerwolf~Dancing w/The Dead

**Powerwolf~Cardinal Sin

   *****4 AM*****

**King Buffalo~Regenerator

**Hawkwind~Levitation  (Live)

*Savatage~Midas Knight

*Fates Warning~Silent Cries

*PoisonBlack~Never Enough

*Powermad~Nice Dreams

*Death Angel~The Organization

*Witherfall~We Are Nothing

**Deep Purple~Woman From Tokyo  (Live In 95)

**Alestorm~Wooden Leg  (Pt 111)

   *****5 AM*****

*Cult~She Sells Sanctuary   (Long Version)

*Harry Nilsson~Jump Into The Fire

*Big Country~In A Big Country

*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge


*Riverside~Time Travellers

*Marillion~That Time Of The Night

*Max Scialdone~Iris

*Ray Charles~A Song For You