Which band sang the song "That Smell"?
"That Smell" is a song by the band Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1977.
When band member Gary Rossington was drunk and high, he crashed his new car into an oak tree. He survived and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant was inspired to write the song.
The song is about careless drug use, alcohol and the consequences that often follow. It warns "tomorrow might not be here for you" and "the smell of death surrounds you". Three days after the album with the song was released, the band was in a plane crash. A few members were killed, including the lead singer Van Zant.
In 1986, band member Allen Collins crashed his car, killing his girlfriend and leaving himself permanently paralyzed from the chest down. To avoid prison for DUI manslaughter, he agreed to be wheeled out on stage every night to explain why he could no longer perform. This was usually followed by the song "That Smell".