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 2, 2022

Sunday, October 02, 2022 |




*GodBelow~Rehearsal For Tragedy

**Megadeth~Life In Hell


*Testament~Practice What You Preach

*Stampin’ Ground~Don’t Need A Reason To Hate

*Slayer~Angel Of Death

*Deep Purple~Bloodsucker

*Kataklysm~A Soulless God

*Overkill~New Machine

   *****1 AM*****


*Strapping Young Lad~Aftermath

*Pro-Pain~Foul Taste Of Freedom

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Great Purification

*Bolt Thrower~The Killchain

*Deicide~Refusal Of Penance



*Machine Head~Davidian

*Black Sabbath~Dirty Women

*Tree~Cold & Alone

*The Bronx~Cordless Kids

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Blob Enters The Room   (Pike 173)

*Buckethead~Blob Digs A Hole

*Buckethead~Blob Goes Upstairs

*Buckethead~Blob Finds Ancient Scroll

*Buckethead~Blob Gets Drink Of Water

*Buckethead~Blob Goes To Sleep


*Howling Giant~Comet Rider

**King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Helmet~Give It

*Rollins Band~Just Like You

   *****3 AM*****

**My Sleeping Karma~Maya Shakti

**Fascination Alleyway~Well Disguised Freedom  p99



**Wolfheart~Cold Flame

**Malamorte~Kill Damien

**Phase IV~Henchmen

**Space  Of Variations~Outer Space

**Soil~Runnin’ Down A Dream

**Deep Purple~Smoke On The Water  (Live)

*Frank Zappa~Shut Up & Play Yer Guitar  (Live)

   *****4 AM*****

**King Buffalo~Firmament

*Monster Magnet~Crop Circles


*The Quill~Stone Believer

*Savatage~Heal My Soul

*Clutch~Drink To The Dead

*The Bronx~Past Away

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad


*Coliseum~Everything To Everyone

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Count Raven~Let The Dead Bury The Dead

   *****5 AM*****

*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Primus~John The Fisherman

*Mastodon~Iron Tusk

*Amon Amarth~An Ancient Sign Of Coming Storm

*Warrior Soul~The Golden Shore


*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs  (Live)

*BoyHitsCar~Erifsievol  (Live)

**Marillion~Uninvited Guest  (Live)

*David Gilmore~There’s No Way Out Of Here

*Ray Charles~A Song For You