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Report incorrect product information. Lynyrd Skynyrd. Walmart Free 2-day delivery. Pickup not available. Add to list. Add to registry. Limited gm audiophile vinyl LP repressing of this classic album by the Southern rock legends. Though the Southern rock genre existed before and after Lynyrd Skynyrd, no other band personified the lifestyle quite like this motley crew. Street Survivors appeared in stores in October , just days before Lynyrd Skynyrd's touring plane crashed, tragically killing many members of the band.
If the band had lived Street Survivors would have been seen as an unqualified triumph, a record that firmly re-established Skynyrd's status as the great Southern rock band. The album achieved gold certification just 10 days after it's release. It would later go double platinum. About This Item. We aim to show you accurate product information. Differences are minor on some songs, with the major difference being a much slower and extended earlier version of "That Smell.
Also included is a version of "Honky Tonk Night Time Man," with Ronnie's alternate autobiographical vocal take, entitled "Jacksonville Kid," which is believed to be the last vocal take he ever recorded in a studio. The song "One More Time" was added to the album, presumably after it was decided to drop one of the two tracks above. However, this song is the original recording from their Muscle Shoals demo; it was not re-recorded for this album. Publicly and privately, Ronnie Van Zant marveled at the multiple talents of Skynyrd's newest member, claiming that the band would "all be in his shadow one day.
So confident was Skynyrd's leader of Gaines' abilities, that the album and some concerts featured Gaines delivering his self-penned blues "Ain't No Good Life" - one of the few songs in the first incarnation Skynyrd catalog to feature a lead vocalist other than Van Zant. The album also included the hit singles "What's Your Name" and the ominous " That Smell " - a cautionary tale about drug abuse that seemed to be aimed at fellow band members both Collins and Gary Rossington had serious car accidents which slowed the recording of the album.
On October 20, , only three days after the release of Street Survivors , and five shows into their most successful headlining tour to date, Lynyrd Skynyrd's chartered Convair CV ran out of fuel near the end of their flight from Greenville, South Carolina , where they had just performed at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium , to LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Though the pilots attempted an emergency landing on a small airstrip, the plane crashed in a forest five miles northeast of Gillsburg, Mississippi.
The other band members Collins, Rossington, Wilkeson, Powell, Pyle, and Hawkins , tour manager Ron Eckerman,  and road crew survived, but suffered serious injuries. Following the crash and the ensuing press, Street Survivors became the band's second platinum album and reached No. The single "What's Your Name?
The original cover sleeve for Street Survivors had featured a photograph of the band standing on a city street with all its buildings engulfed in flames, some near the center nearly obscuring Steve Gaines's face.Lynyrd Skynyrd Street Survivors LP Vinyl First Cover MCA EX/VG Flame Sold for USD on (Buy It Now) Vinyl.