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 3, 2022

Sunday, July 03, 2022 |




*Murcielago~Naked In Night Court

*Pro-Pain~Foul Taste Of Freedom

*Sacred Reich~The American Way

*Suicidal Tendencies~Controlled By Hatred

*Warrior Soul~Ghetto Nation

*Angel City~Face The Day

*Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole

*Monster Magnet~She Digs That Hole

   *****1 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Eye Of The Storm  (Live)


*Downset~My American Prayer

*The Obsessed~Streetside

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Great Purification

*Tygers Of Pan Tang~Slave To Freedom

**Porcupine Tree~Chimera’s Wreck

*Wolfmother~White Unicorn

*Pelican~Midnight & Mescaline

*Hank Williams III~Get Outta My Life

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Half   Pike 159)




*Sojourner~The Monolith

*Katatonia~Old Heart Falls

*Reverend~Heaven On Earth

*Wo Fat~There’s Something Sinister In The Wind

   *****3 AM*****

*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

**Fascination Alleyway~Chintzy Charlatans  p305

**Ministry~Prophecy Of Coby

**Anvil~Wizards Wand

**Porcupine Tree~Population Three

**Derek Sherinian~Die Kobra

**Derek Sherinian~Seven Seas

*The Michael Schenker Group~Broken Promises

   *****4 AM*****


**Opeth~All Things Will Pass

*Black Sabbath~Die Young

*Black Sabbath~Heaven & Hell  (Live)

*Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

   *****5 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Acheron

*Golden Earring~Candy’s Going Bad

**Marillion~The Uninvited Guest  (Live)

*Candlebox~Miss You

*Soundgarden~The Day I Tried To Live  (Alternate Mix)

*David Gilmore~There’s No Way Out Of Here

*Warrior Soul~The Golden Shore

*King’s X~Go Tell Somebody

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You