The name John Davies abounds in music history, even resulting in knighthood for one of the many performers and composers with this name. At the opposite end of the cultural spectrum would be this John Davies, hailing from Detroit. While it is next to impossible to find a lot of information concerning some of the performers in existence with this name, the Motor City John Davies can certainly be said to have hung out his laundry, providing important details concerning at least a few of the guiding principles of the man who has performed and recorded with 7000 Dying Rats and Beaver Shoot.
An assumption that these band names reveal a preoccupation with the slaughter of animals would be wrong. The 7000 Dying Rats gig was just a guest star appearance, someone else's project, and as for what inspired Beaver Shoot, it isn't the cute little critters who build dams. Davies also publishes a magazine, Superbitch, focusing a multimedia artistic viewpoint that is sure to irritate feminists. Davies describes his magazine thusly: "This rag is dedicated to girls, booze, music, and more girls. There's no message, no political stance...you'll find strong, sexy girls that look like they can kick your ass, drink you under the table, and then later, if you're good and don't say something too idiotic, well...." Which all suggests that Sir John Davies probably does a lot better with the gals.