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 September 11, 2022

Sunday, September 11, 2022 |



*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

*Slayer~Dead Skin Mask

*Ministry~Brick Window

*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out

*Pelican~Midnight & Mescaline

**King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*Sonata Arctica~Fullmoon

*Sex Pistols~God Save The Queen

   *****1 AM*****

*Motorhead~God Save The Queen

*Frank Zappa~Bobby Brown

*Metal Church~Gods Of Wrath

*Wolfmother~White Unicorn

*Kingdom Come~Living Out Of Touch

*EZO~Back To Zero


*Stoned Jesus~I’m The Mountain

*Primus~Too Many Puppies

*King’s X~Go Tell Somebody

*Death Angel~The Devil Incarnate

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Washed Away   (Pike 170)


*Styx~Midnight Ride

*Slave To The System~Slave To The System

**King Buffalo~Hours

**My Sleeping Karma~Maya Shakti

   *****3 AM*****

**Dying Fetus~Compulsion For Cruelty

**Fascination Alleyway~Placebo Brain Waves   p321

**Hammer King~We Shall Rise

**Wind Rose~One Last Day

**Civil War~Slaughterhouse 5

**Conan~Righteous Alliance

**Karl Saunders~Mask Of Immutable Self Delusion

**Soil~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

**Phase IV~Henchmen

**Malamorte~I Die For You

**Held Hostage~You Rock Our Way

   *****4 AM*****

**My Sleeping Karma~Avatara

**King Buffalo~Firmament

**Porcupine Tree~Never Have

*Green Leaf~The Rivers Lullaby

*Styx~Suite Madam Blue

*KISS~Cold Gin  (Live)

*Judas Priest~Turbo Lover

*Motorlord~Dark Magic

   *****5 AM*****

**Dio~Man On The Silver Mountain  (Live)

**Dio~Starstruck  (Live)

**Dio~Man On The Silver Mountain  (Reprise)  (Live)

*Earthless~Death To The Red Sun


**God Is An Astronaut~Route 666

*Max Scialdone~Wish You Were Here

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You