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 December 10, 2023…

Sunday, December 10, 2023 |




*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

*All Them Witches~El Centro

*Machine Head~Davidian

*Fear Factory~Self Bias Resister

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Dio~Naked In The Rain

   *****1 AM*****

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Killing Joke~Mathematics Of Chaos

*Killing Joke~Song & Dance

*Killing Joke~Primitive

*Killing Joke~Pandemonium

*Killing Joke~Night Time

*Killing Joke~Age Of Greed

*Killing Joke~Aeon

*Killing Joke~Asteroid

*Killing Joke~The Wait

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Is      (Pike 269)

*Buckethead~The Maps Inside

*Buckethead~Wings of a Dead Moth



*Buckethead~Decaying Parchment

*Bolt Thrower~At First Light

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Dance Of The Dead

*Fifth Angel~When Angels Kill

   *****3 AM*****

**Max Scialdone~The Darkening

**Fascination Alleyway~Epidemic Egomania  p274

**Mute Prophet~Limits Of Myself

**Mute Prophet~As You Fall

**Mute Prophet~The Fading Flame

**Mute Prophet~Fragments

**Mute Prophet~Designer Scars

**Killing Joke~Wardance

**Killing Joke~Pssyche  (Live)

**Geezer~The Real You

**Mute Prophet~Images

   *****4 AM*****

*Big Big Train~Hedgerow




*Villagers Of Ioannina City~For The Innocent

*Clutch~Escape From The Prison Planet  (Live)

*Clutch~Rats  (Live)

*Novembers Doom~Devil’s Light

*Ozzy Osbourne~All My Life

   *****5 AM*****

*Valley Of The Sun~Hearts Aflame

*Unida~Wet Pussycat

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud  (Live)

*Rush~Cygnus X-1 Book II:Hemispheres

*Fragile Porcelain Mice~Enrichment Support File

*Riverside~Time Travellers

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down


*Ray Charles~A Song For You