Some two years before "punk broke" and before "grunge" became a relevant word at the malls/middle schools local label C/Z Records released a Kiss tribute album, Hard to Believe: Kiss Covers Compilation. It wasn't a big deal, just a bunch of underground bands playing Kiss songs. It was fun, and silly, and, in fact, at parties we were still listening to the Kiss records we'd bought in elementary school. Kiss was very relevant to us long hairs in 1990.
Right, some highlights: Nirvana's version of "Do You Love Me" is rightly dumb, Coffin Break play a cool pop punk version of "Beth," and the Melvins' version of "God Of Thunder" is good, a little stock, but good. The rest of the groups, like the Treepoeple, Bullet LaVolta etc. all put in fine shows, nothing too exceptional. I always felt the best track on the LP, by FAR, was Skin Yard's version of Ace Frehley's "Snowblind." So much so, it IS perhaps the best Kiss cover, ever!! Seriously, Skin Yard fucking SLAYS that song...dig those leads, hubba hubba!! TOTES BRUTE.
Sidebar: I know most punters still think Neil Young is the "Father of Grunge," but actually BEING there I'd hafta say Kiss (and groups like Tales Of Terror) had more to do with "grunge" than any old hippie; no one ever chucked After The Gold Rush on the record player. Nope, never, EVER.