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 May 29, 2022

Sunday, May 29, 2022 |



*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Clutch~The Wolf Man Kindly Presents…

*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Life Of Agony~How It Would Be

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*Otep~On The Shore

   *****1 AM*****

*Unleash The Archers~Apex

*Arch Enemy~House Of Mirrors

*Lamb Of God~Ashes Of The Wake

*Fireball Ministry~Dying To Win

*Droids Attack~The Annunaki

*Droids Attack~Enoch

*Gojira~Another World


*My Ruin~Terror

*Fashion Bomb~Veil Of Megiddo


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Ancient Lens     (Pike 155)

*Buckethead~Fossilized Dunce Cap

*Buckethead~2 x 6

*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead

*Frank Zappa~Joe’s Garage

*GodBelow~Black Dogs Head

*GodBelow~Kill Devil Hills

*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Dead Rabbits~Miles Away

   *****3 AM*****

*Wo Fat~The Spheres Beyond

**Fascination Alleyway~Blinding Brilliance   p474

**Anvil~Take A Lesson

**Anvil~Ghost Shadow

**Anvil~Another Gun Fight

**Anvil~Fire Rain


**Porcupine Tree~Herd Culling

**Weedpecker~Berenjena Pipe

**Jointhugger~Delysid Rex

**Sasquatch~Seven Years To Saturn

   *****4 AM*****


*Rush~Working Man/Finding My Way  (Live)

*Motorhead~God Save The Queen


*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Pelican~Midnight & Mescaline

*Nile~Black Seeds Of Vengeance

*Deicide~Walk w/the Devil In Dreams You Behold

   *****5 AM*****

*Wo Fat~The Oracle

*Dream Theater~Awaken The Master


*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River


*Max Scialdone~Iris

*Steve Hackett~Cell 151

*Ray Charles~A Song For You