Street Survivors is the fifth studio album by Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, released on October 17, 1977. The LP is the last Skynyrd album recorded by original members Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins, and is the sole Skynyrd studio recording by guitarist Steve Gaines. Three days after the album's release, the band's chartered airplane crashed en route to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing the pilot, co-pilot, the group's assistant road-manager and three band members (Van Zant, Gaines, and Gaines' older sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines), and severely injuring most who survived the crash. The album performed well on the charts, peaking at #5 (their first top 5 album), as did the singles "What's Your Name" and "That Smell," the former a top 20 hit on the singles chart. It would later go double platinum.
This reissue of the 1977 release Street Survivors features an exact reproduction of its original artwork to retain authenticity and is pressed on 180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl.
With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem Sweet Home Alabama having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.
"It's tighter than any record since Second Helping and as raw as Nuthin' Fancy. If the original band was fated to leave after this record, at least they left with a record that serves as a testament to Skynyrd's unique greatness." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
Exact reproduction of original artwork
1. Whats Your Name
2. That Smell
3. One More Time
4. I Know a Little
5. You Got That Right
6. I Never Dreamed
7. Honky Tonk Night Time Man
8. Aint No Good Life