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 7, 2022

Sunday, August 07, 2022 |




*Black Sabbath~Zero The Hero

*Danzig~Her Black Wings

*King Buffalo~Burning

*Killing Joke~I Am The Virus

*Otis~Release 13

*Mammoth Mammoth~Up All Night (Demons To Fight)

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Haxan~Damned If You Do

   *****1 AM*****

*Elder~The Falling Veil

*Savatage~Can You Hear Me Now

*Black Sabbath~Hot Line

*Deep Purple~Flight Of The Rat

*Clutch~The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…

**Civil War~Custer’s Last Stand

**Evergrey~Save Us

**God Is An Astronaut~Route 666

**Crematory~Until We Meet Again

**Motorlord~Three Queens

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Orange Tree   (Pike 165)

*Buckethead~Town Hall Bell

*Black Sabbath~Trashed

*W.A.S.P.~Stone Cold Killers

*KISS~Tears Are Falling

*Judas Priest~Heading Out To The Highway

*Venomous Maximus~Give Up The Witch

*Sojourner~The Grand Horizon

   *****3 AM*****

*Primordial~Heathen Tribes

**Fascination Alleyway~Euphoria   p333

**Held Hostage~We Rock Hard

**Held Hostage~Now We Ride

**Held Hostage~Your Eyes

**Wind Rose~The Battle Of Five Armies

**Civil War~Warrior Soul

**Evergrey~The Orphean Testament


**Dio~Straight Through The Heart

*The Bronx~Night Drop At The Glue Factory

   *****4 AM*****

*Black Sabbath~Disturbing The Priest

*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol  (Live)

*Beyond The Black~Forget My Name

*Theater Of Tragedy~Lorelei

*Sisters Of Mercy~More



  *****5 AM*****

*King Buffalo~~Eye Of The Storm

*Black Sabbath~Keep It Warm

*Ian Gillian~Smoke On The Water  (Live)

**Porcupine Tree~Never Have

**God Is An Astronaut~Lost Symphony

*Marillion~The Crow & The Nightingale

*David Gilmore~Cry From The Street

*Pink Floyd~It’s What We Do

*Ray Charles~A Song For You