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 20, 2022…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 |




*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Still Remains~Blossom The Witch

*The Hu~Through The Never

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Angel City~Face The Day

*Black Sabbath~Dirty Women

*Terry LeaRoi~Stand Up & Shout

   *****1 AM*****

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King

*Six Feet Under~Hells Bells

*Death Angel~The Organization

**BoyHitsCar~Injustice Fatigue

*Life Of Agony~Weeds

*Rollins Band~Another Life

*God Forbid~The New Clear

*Drown~I Owe You


*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Vulgara~Edge Of The Grave

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Door One   (Pike 217)

*Buckethead~Door Two

*Buckethead~Door Three

*Children Of Bodom~Hecate’s Nightmare

**Who On Earth~On The Brink

*Haxan~Crash & Burn

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~A Wind Blown Thought Pattern   p246

**Our 11th Hour~Postscript

**Our 11th Hour~The Grenadier’s Suite I~You Are Not Alone

**Our 11th Hour~The Grenadier’s Suite II~Victim Of Myself

**Our 11th Hour~The Grenadier’s Suite III~11th Hour (Part III) Visionary

**Our 11th Hour~Epilogue

**Onward~Onward We Sail

**Wolfheart~Eternal Slumber

*Murcielago~Land Of Nod

   *****4 AM*****

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Burn The Priest~Kerosene

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets

*Black Sabbath~Back Street Kids

*High On Fire~Death Is This Communion

*Earthless~Death To The Red Sun

*Mississippi Bones~Do Androids Dream Of Sheep?

   *****5 AM*****

*Rush~Limelight  (Live)

*Warrior Soul~Shine Like It

*Wolfmother~White Unicorn


*Mad Season~November Hotel

*Mother Love Bone~Crown Of Thorns


*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

*Tori- Amos~Winter  (Live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You