A thousand times no.
10,000 Maniacs did a recent best-of / rarities anthology CD on Rhino. As the stupid thing contained their cover of Cat Stevens' 'Peace Train' , I bought it.
They also cover David Bowie's song 'Starman'.
With a reggae beat.
At about 2/3rds time.
If someone has at Nathalie Merchant with an icepick and stabs at her until all anyone ever will see is red, I can't say I'd be surprised in the least bit.