Big Daddy records covers of hit songs to music taken from the 1950s. Examples of their work are Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" sung to the tune of The Token's "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" sung to Merle Travis's "Sixteen Tons".
When they released their first album, What Really Happened To The Band Of '59 in 1983, they marketed themselves as having been captured by the Laotian revolutionaries for the last 24 years. Thus they were not familiar with contemporary musical styles.
The band went on to release three more albums: Meanwhile...Back in the States (1985), Cutting Their Own Groove (1991), and Sgt. Pepper's (1992). Their first two albums have never been released on CD, and their last two albums are out of print. A compilation album, The Best of Big Daddy from Rhino Records, is now available in stores.