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 9, 2022

Sunday, October 09, 2022 |



*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Cathedral~Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)

*Venomous Maximus~Give Up The Witch

*The Company Band~Zombie Barricades

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*Green Leaf~~On Wings Of Gold

**King Buffalo~Hours


   *****1 AM*****

*The Quill~Evil Omen

*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Ministry~Khyber Pass

*Ministry~End Of Days Pt.II

*Dimmu Borgir~Mourning Palace

*Type O Negative~Wolf Moon


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Last House On Slunk Street   (Pike 174)

*Buckethead~What’s On The End Of That Fork?

*Buckethead~The Cupboards Are

*Buckethead~There’s A Stair Missing

*Buckethead~ The Mops Got Something On It

*Buckethead~Popsicle Sticks & Ketchup

*Buckethead~Clothesline w/Stuff Hanging On It


*Buckethead~Used Glasses

*Buckethead~Doormat w/Hole Underneath

*Buckethead~Posters Covering Stuff

*Buckethead~Stuff Hanging From The Ceiling

*Buckethead~Wrapping Up Something

*Buckethead~Unplugged Refrigerator

*Buckethead~Sounds From Inside The Wall

*Buckethead~Back Yard Chair

**My Sleeping Karma~Avatara


*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman

   *****3 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Acheron

**Fascination Alleyway~Seeking What We Can Not See   p328

**Smith/Kotzen~Got A Hold On Me

**Held Hostage~Be A Man


**Dio~Dream Evil  (Live)

**Hammer King~The Four Horsemen

**Megadeth~Mission To Mars

**Bloodbath~To Die

**Wolfheart~Fires Of The Fallen

**Soil~I Wanna Be Sedated

*Motorlord~Three Queens

   *****4 AM*****

*Coroner~Paralyzed Mesmerized

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green

**Civil War~Slaughterhouse

**Phase IV~Henchmen

*Fear Factory~Machines Of Hate

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizzard~Evil Death Roll

*Katatonia~My Twin

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*The Cars~Candy O

**Malamorte~Repulsion For The Sacred

   *****5 AM*****

*Wo Fat~The Spheres Beyond

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*Crowbar~Dream Weaver

*Witherfall~Long Time

**King Buffalo~Firmament

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*UFO~Electric Phase


*Ray Charles~A Song For You