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 30, 2023…

Sunday, July 30, 2023 |



*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Bummer

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*Type O Negative~Christian Woman

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Believe In Something  (You Are Lost)

*Q5~Steel The Light

   *****1 AM****

*Between The Buried & Me~Memory Palace

*Between The Buried & Me~Option Oblivion


*Becoming The Archetype~End Of The Age

*Rezn~Webbed Roots

*Primordial~As Rome Burns

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Motor Spirit

*Johnny Winter~Rock & Roll  (Live)

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Waterfall Cove   (Pike 251)

*Buckethead~Whispers Way

*Buckethead~The Barren Plains


*Frank Zappa~Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar  (Live)

*Villagers Of Ioannina~Part V  (Live)

*BoyHitsCar~Erifsievol   (Live)

*Triptykon~Tree Of Suffocating Souls

   *****3 AM*****

*Elder~Knot  (Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~Scanning Impassable Brain Synapses   p124

**Sin Crazy~The Crossroads

**Monolord~Glaive  (It’s All The Same)

**Lockjaw~Release Me

**Sin Crazy~Don’t Wake The Dead

**The Raven Age~Tears Of Stone

**Sin Crazy~Pulling You Down

**King’s X~Moanjam  (Live)

*Diamond Plate~Running Dry

   *****4 AM*****

*Diamond Plate~Relativity

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*King Buffalo~Hours

*Ministry~Just One Fix

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Dragon

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Albatross  (Live)

*Monster Magnet~She Digs That Hole

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

   *****5 AM*****

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Millennium Blues

*Savatage~The Dungeons Are Calling  (Live)

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night  (Live)

*UFO~The Writer

*My Sleeping Karma~Brahma  (Live)

*Rush~The Garden

*Riverside~Time Travellers


*Ray Charles~A Song For You