Lynyrd Skynyrd – Famous Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Death
There are so many bizarre things going on with Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Street Survivors' album that we get all weirded out just thinking about them. First, there's the cover of the 1977 LP, which features the band engulfed in flames. Knowing what comes next -- three days after the album's release, the band's plane went down, killing frontman Ronnie Van Zant and others -- is enough to freak out even people who aren't freaked out by these kinds of things.
And then there's the words to 'That Smell,' one of the album's most popular songs: "Say you'll be alright come tomorrow, but tomorrow might not be here for you," "Angel of darkness upon you," "The smell of death surrounds you." It may have been written as a cautionary drug tune, but following the events of Oct. 20, 1977, 'That Smell' takes on a whole new, and creepily prescient, meaning.
Hear Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'That Smell'