That Smell
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Street Survivors
Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins
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"That Smell" is a song performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd, recorded on the album Street Survivors in 1977. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Trust Fund Pirates".


  • According to Ronnie Van Zant, "That Smell" was written after the band began to do multiple drugs and alcohol, and when Gary Rossington & Allen Collins had car accidents, he wrote the song as a warning about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
  • Among the drugs mentioned in the song are quaaludes, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and alcohol.
  • Street Survivors was the final album recorded by the original Lynyrd Skynyrd members. Three days after the album's release, the plane crash that took the life of Van Zant, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines, and Gaines' sister Cassie (that sang backup vocals on the song) occurred.


  • Ronnie Van Zant - lead vocals
  • Steve Gaines - lead guitar & backup vocals
  • Allen Collins - guitar
  • Gary Rossington - guitar
  • Artimus Pyle - drums
  • Billy Powell - keyboards
  • Leon Wilkeson - bass & backup vocals
  • The Honkettes (JoJo Billingsley, Cassie Gaines, Leslie Hawkins) - backup vocals
Lynyrd Skynyrd - That Smell (live '77)05:50

Lynyrd Skynyrd - That Smell (live '77)

Live video of "That Smell"

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