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 January 29, 2023…

Sunday, January 29, 2023 |



*Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*Clutch~D.C. Sound Attack

*Kyuss~Demon Cleaner

*White Zombie~Blur The Technicolor

*Fear Factory~Zero Signal

*Paradise Lost~Enchantment

*Moonspell~Scorpion Flower

*Heaven & Hell~Bible Black

*Primordial~Heathen Tribes

   *****1 AM*****

*Creation’s End~Creation’s End

*Metal Church~Metal Church

*Black Sabbath~Black Sabbath




*Iron Maiden~Iron Maiden   (Live)

*Angel Witch~Angel Witch




   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~The Creaking Stairs  Part 1   (Pike 228)

*Buckethead~The Creaking Stairs  Part 2

*Buckethead~The Creaking Stairs  Part 3

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud  (Live)

*Type O Negative~…A Dish Best Served Coldly

*King Buffalo~Hours



   *****3 AM*****

*Elder~Merged In Dreams

**Fascination Alleyway~Cherry Red Wires  p168

**Brothers In Arms~Speed Of Sound

**Brothers In Arms~Kiss My Axe

**Brothers In Arms~Luxor

**Brothers In Arms~Hounds Of Hell

**Brothers In Arms~Devil’s Tombstone

**Brothers In Arms~Black Widow

**Brothers In Arms~Stryker

**Brothers In Arms~D-Day

**Brothers In Arms~Saigon Sally

   *****4 AM*****

*Death Angel~Falling Asleep

*God Forbid~The New Clear

*Billy Squire~In The Dark

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

*Grand Funk Railroad~Stop Lookin’ Back

*Joe Stump~Pharaoh’s Delight

*Joe Bonamassa~I Know Where I Belong  (Live)

*Beyond The Black~Heart Of The Hurricane

*Black Mirrors~Tomorrow Will Be w/o Us


*Q5~Steel The Light

   *****5 AM*****

*Anabasis~The Chamber

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

*Rush~Working Man  (Live)

*Ozzy Osbourne~All My Life

*Marillion~An Accidental Man

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Robin Trower~A Tale Untold

*Porcupine Tree~Hatesong  (Live)


*Ray Charles~A Song For You