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 6, 2023…

Sunday, August 06, 2023 |



*King Buffalo~Repeater

*Black Sabbath~Zero The Hero

*Slayer~Skeletons Of Society

*November 17~Kontrol

*Rammstein~Alter Mann


*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Motor Spirit

   *****1 AM*****

*Mastodon~The Last Baron

*Savoy Brown~Hellbound Train


*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Dance Of Night

*Moonspell~Scorpion Flower

*Crown Lands~Come Together

*Type O Negative~Day Tripper Medley

*Motorlord~Die Alone

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Mirrors Of The Sleeping Mind   (Pike 252)

*Buckethead~Cliff Faces

*Buckethead~Flooded Ballroom


*Buckethead~The Chambers

*Buckethead~Bozo In The Labyrinth

*Death Angel~The Devil Incarnate

*Death Angel~The Organization

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall


   *****3 AM*****

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

**Fascination Alleyway~Vanished Without A Trace   p337


**Staren Black~The Pretender

**Staren Black~Dead End Run

**Sin Crazy~Down On Your Knees

**Sin Crazy~The Curse

**Staren Black~The Grounded


**Enforced~Mercy Killing Fields

**High On Fire~10,000 Years

*The Bronx~Cordless Kids

   *****4 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Firmament

*All Them Witches~Blood & Sand/Milk & Endless Waters

*Kyuss~Demon Cleaner

*Sinead O’Connor~Nothing Compares To You  (Live)

*Rain Fell Within~In My Dreams

*Dream Theater~Metropolis Pt I

*Black Sabbath~Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

*Black Sabbath~Hole In The Sky

*Black Sabbath~Supertzar

   *****5 AM*****

*Crown Lands~Starlifter:Fearless Pt. II

*Porcupine Tree~3

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Yes~Heart Of The Sunrise

*Riverside~The Same River

*Ray Charles~A Song For You