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 5, 2023…

Sunday, November 05, 2023 |

…Thirty-Eighth Anniversary Special…


*Metal Church~Metal Church

*Armored Saint~Aftermath

*Manowar~Metal Daze  (Live)

*T.T.Quick~Metal Of Honor

*Accept~Balls To The Wall

*Dream Evil~The Book Of Heavy Metal

*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Type O Negative~Love You To Death

   *****1 AM*****

*AC/DC~Let There Be Rock

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Iron Maiden~The Number Of The Beast

*Iron Maiden~2 Minutes To Midnight  (Live)

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets

*Ministry~Bad Blood  (Remix)

*James Gang~Standing In The Rain

*Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland

*Pelican~Midnight & Mescaline

*Sword~Stuck In Rock

   ….Clocks Go Back One Hour….

   *****1 AM*****

*Gamma Ray~Heading For Tomorrow

*Dio~Holy Diver  (Live)

*Dio~Heaven & Hell  (Live)

*The Nixons~Foma

*Queensryche~Bullet The Blue Sky  (Live)

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden (Collecting Souls)

*All Then Witches~Workhorse

*Monster Magnet~Look To Your Orb For The Warning  (Extended)

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Poseidon Part 1   (Pike 264)

*Buckethead~Poseidon Part 2

*Buckethead~Poseidon Part 3

*Buckethead~Poseidon Part 4

*Buckethead~Poseidon Part 5

*Buckethead~Poseidon Part 6

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

*W.A.S.P.~Wild Child

*Kiss~Tears Are Falling

*Cinderella~Somebody Save Me

*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Motorlord~Gamblers Blues

   *****3 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Queen~Father To Son

**Fascination Alleyway~A Queen That Never Was  p150

**Max Scialdone~Heal Again

**Max Scialdone~The Void

**Max Scialdone~Lost In Nowhere

**UFO~Rock Bottom  (Live)

**Max Scialdone~The Darkening

**Suffocation~Immortal Execration

   *****4 AM*****

*AC/DC~Live Wire  (Live)

*November 17~Grip

*Reverend~Heaven On Earth

*Metal Church~Beyond The Black

**Primordial~Nothing New Under The Sun

**Primordial~Call To Cernunnos

*Death Angel~The Devil Incarnate

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King

*Black Sabbath~Dirty Women

*Black Sabbath~War Pigs  (Live)


   *****5 AM*****

*Erosion~Silver Surfer

*Sahg~Godless Faith

*Sisters Of Mercy~More

**Max Scialdone~The Long Farewell

*Riverside~Beyond The Eyelids

*Riverside~Back To The River

*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs  (Live)

*Max Scialdone~Iris

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Leon Russell~A Song For You