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 2, 2023…

Sunday, July 02, 2023 |


*Just Joe~Screen


*Acid Bath~Graveflower

*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod  (Remix)

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Motor Spirit

*Supersuckers~Non Addictive Marijuana

*The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman

*Primus~Too Many Puppies

*Life Of Agony~Seasons

*Diamond Plate~Relativity

   *****1 AM*****

*Rollins Band~Another Life

*Slayer~Skeletons Of Society

*Bolt Thrower~Anti Tank

*Metal Church~The Final Word

*Iron Maiden~Fear Of The Dark  (Live)

*Tool~Third Eye

*Primordial~Heathen Tribes

*Held Hostage~You Rock Our Way

*Howling Giant~Visions

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Rivers In The Seas   (Pike 247)

*Buckethead~The Roles Of Uncertainty

*Buckethead~Other Portals

*Buckethead~Seven Planes

**King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Dragon

*Birmingham 6~Seek & Destroy

*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

   *****3 AM*****

*Opeth~By The Pain I See In Others

**Fascination Alleyway~Strung Out On The Strings Of Salvation  p201

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Age Of Aquarius

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Part V

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Dance Of Night

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Sparkle Out Of Black Hole

*Pro-Pain~Foul Taste Of Freedom

   *****4 AM*****

*Downset~My American Prayer

*Sacred Reich~The American Way  (Live)

*Sacred Reich~One Nation  (Live)

*Warrior Soul~I See The Ruins

*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out

*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

*King Buffalo~Hours


*Agony Column~Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

*Thin Lizzy~Cold Sweat

*UFO~The Writer

*Murder 1~American Junkie

*All Them Witches~Workhorse

   *****5 AM*****

*Nektar~Fidgety Queen

*Porcupine Tree~Trains

*Wishbone Ash~Blowing Free  (Live)



*Riverside~Panic Room

*Steve Hackett~Cell 151


*David Gilmore~No Way

*Leon Russell~A Song For You