Best Songs on Lynyrd Skynyrd's Street Survivorschristangrant Street Survivors is the 5th studio album by Lynyrd Skynyrd it was released on October 17, 1977 This was the final Lynyrd Skynyrd album with the orignal lineup because 3 days after the album was released the plane carring most of the members crashed in Mississippi and it ended the lives of most of the members, because of this this album went on to be an instant success, achieving gold certification just ten days after its release. It would later go double platinum.
The original album cover 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. After the plane crash killed several band members, this cover became highly controversial. Out of respect for the deceased and at the request of Teresa Gaines, Steve's widow, MCA Records withdrew the original cover and replaced it with a similar image of the band against a simple black background, which was on the back cover of the original sleeve. 30 years later the deluxe CD version of Street Survivors, the original "flames" cover was restored.
Ronnie Van Zant – lead vocals
Steve Gaines – guitar, backing vocals, lead vocal on "Ain't No Good Life", co-lead vocal on "You Got That Right"
Allen Collins – guitar
Gary Rossington – guitar
Billy Powell – keyboards
Leon Wilkeson – bass, backing vocals Artimus Pyle – drums
The Honkettes ( JoJo Billingsley, Cassie Gaines, Leslie Hawkins) – backing vocals on "That Smell" and "One More Time"
Ed King – guitar on "One More Time"
Greg T. Walker – bass on "One More Time" Rickey Medlocke – drums, backing vocals on "One More Time"
Tim Smith – backing vocals on "One More Time"
Barry Lee Harwood – dobro on "Honky Tonk Night Time Man"
The Top Ten
There's some good stuff here overall, but this is my personal favorite. Steve Gaines' and Ronnie Van Zant's voices went together like peanut butter and jelly, and the slide guitar fills are really cool too. It's too bad that they weren't able to do more stuff with Steve; he was really talented. - Gg2000UListen to Sample
Loved the lyrics and the soul Ronnie put into the delivery. Background vocals are a perfect addition, a great layer. The drums were perfect, Rickey Medlock did an awesome job.The soulful slide guitar at the first is good, building up to the fiery multi guitar Skynyrd delivery toward the end make this a hidden gem of a song. One of the finest on the album.UListen to Sample
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