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 July 17, 2022

Sunday, July 17, 2022 |





*Elf~Hoochie Koochie Lady

*In Flames~Colony

*In Flames~The Jesters Race

*Metal Church~Date w/Poverty

*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

   *****1 AM*****

*Colour Haze~Aquamaria

*Monster Magnet~2000 Lightyears From Home

*Pallbearer~Love You To Death

*Type O Negative~Cinnamon Girl

*Solitude Aeturnus~Heaven & Hell

*Pelican~Full Moon, Black Water

*Kilgore~Lullaby For Your Casket

*Misery Loves Co.~Infected

*Otep~On The Shore

*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Midnight Sun   (Pike 162)

*Buckethead~Four Forms

*Buckethead~Collapse Surface

*Buckethead~Open Warp

*Buckethead~Dripping Castle

*Buckethead~Ricochet Laser

*Buckethead~Thing From The Sea

*Dio~Egypt (The Chains Are On)/Children Of The Sea (Live)

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One


   *****3 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Bloody Kisses (A Death In The Family)

**Fascination Alleyway~Ting A Lings  p249

**Evergrey~Save Us

**Civil War~Oblivion


**Crematory~Until We Meet Again

**God Is An Astronaut~Route 666

**God Is An Astronaut~Lost Symphony

**Porcupine Tree~Never Have

**Marillion~Murder Machines

   *****4 AM*****

*Orange Goblin~Shine


*Ozzy Osbourne~All My Life

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Testament~Children Of The Next Level

*Q5~Steel The Light


*Rammstein~Links 2 3 4

*Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey


   *****5 AM*****

*All Them Witches~Slow City

*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn72 (Live)

*King Buffalo~Cerberus

*UFO~Electric Phase

*Robin Trower~Twice Removed From Yesterday

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River


*Riverside~The Curtain Falls

*Ray Charles~A Song For You