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 October 17, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021 |




*Frank Zappa~Dinah-Moe Humm

*White Zombie~Black Sunshine (Remix)

*Type O Negative~Love You To Death

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave


   *****1 AM*****

*Solitude Aeturnus~Heaven & Hell

*Dio~Holy Diver (Live)

**BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud (Live)

*Cryptic Slaughter~Monsters Of Rock

**Iron Maiden~Days Of Future Past


*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*Borracho~Holy Roller

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Paint To The Tile (Pike 127)



*Buckethead~Faire Realm



*Powerwolf~Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend


*Monster Magnet~Mr. Destroyer

*Max Scialdone~Days Like These

   *****3 AM*****

*The Quill~Evil Omen

**Fascination Alleyway~Blessings For The Wretched  p308

**The Agonist~Remnants In Time

**Reverend Jack~Keeping Rock Alive

**Tremonti~A World Away

**Alien Weaponry~Titokowaru

**Dee Snider~S.H.E.

**Untamed  Land~A Nameless Shape

*The Bronx~Sore Throat

   *****4 AM*****


**Slaughter To Prevail~Demolisher

*Bodom After Midnight~Paint The Sky w/Blood

**Einherjer~The Blood & The Iron

**Fear Factory~Monolith

**Eradicator~Echo Chamber

**Dark Tranquillity~Shadowilt Facade

*Dark Tranquillity~Hours Passed In Exile

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

*High On Fire~Drowning Dog

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*Otep~Run For Cover

   *****5 AM*****

*High Desert Sky~Desert Jam

*Supertramp~Fool’s Overture (Live)


*Harry Nilson~Jump Into The Fire


*David Gilmore~No Way

*Ray Charles~A Sin For You