American Loss of life Ray started up its sleazy, punk-damaged R&B hum in Memphis, TN, around 1998, when ex lover-’68 Return kid Nicholas Ray assembled it out of extra parts and expats from around town. Keyboardist Brendan Lee Spengler have been within the Return and Compulsive Bettors, while drummer Affluent Cook also performed within the Reatards. At this time the music group also presented bassist Jon Acosta and saxophonist Suzy Hawkins. Thanks for visiting the Unusual and Erotic Globe of the American Loss of life Ray made an appearance in August 2001; it had been followed a yr later on by Smash Radio Hits (2nd LP). Both LPs had been released via Sympathy for the Record Market. By 2003 ADR presented Ray on vocals and acoustic guitar, bassist Harlan T. Bobo, and drummer Shane Callaway. That lineup released the financially named A FRESH Commotion, a Delicate Pressure (As well as the Exquisite Corpse of Mr. Jimmy) on Memphis indie Misprint in fall months 2003.