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 November 19, 2023…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 |




*Type O Negative~Black Sabbath

*Black Sabbath~Back Street Kids

*Sword~Sweet Dreams

*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Mental Hippie Blood~Freedom Fighters


   *****1 AM*****

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*All Them Witches~1st vs. 2nd

*Machine Head~Exhale The Vile

**Judas Priest~Panic Attack

*Bloody Hammers~A Night To Dismember

**Fifth Angel~When Angels Kill

*Dream Theater~Pull Me Under  (Live)

*Freedom Hawk~Take All You Can

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Far  (Pike 266)

*Venom~Destroyed & Damned


*High On Fire~Hung, Drawn & Quartered

*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison


   *****3 AM*****

**Max Scialdone~The Darkening

**Fascination Alleyway~Demarcated Between Now & Then  p374

**Clutch~Red Alert  (Live)

**Clutch~Walking In The Great Shining Path Of Monster Trucks  (Live)

**Clutch~Nosferatu Madre  (Live)

**Clutch~Promoter (Of Earthbound Causes)  (Live)

**Clutch~El Jefe  (Live)

**Clutch~Pure Rock Fury  (Live)

**Cryptid Shadow~Chesapeake Ripper

**All Them Witches~Blood & Sand/Milk & Endless Waters

**All Them Witches~Heavy/Like A Witch

   *****4 AM*****

**Urne~A Stumble Of Words

*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~For The Innocent

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Valley Of The Sun~Hearts Aflame

*Held Hostage~Fallen Brothers

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod  (Remix)

*Foghat~Honey Hush  (Live)

   *****5 AM*****

*All Them Witches~Acid Face

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Mother Love Bone~Stardog Champion

*Antimatter~The Weight Of The World

*Porcupine Tree~She’s Moved On

*Sigur Ros~Svefn-g-Englar

*Fisher~I Will Love You

*Ray Charles~A Song For You