Nick Mango

Mar 15, 2009

Sons of Abraham - Termites in His Smile - Aqua

I totally forgot to post this! Damn, I need to start posting more. Sons of Abraham was a late 90s Jewish hardcore band that spawned from 2 members of Glassjaw, Justin Beck and Todd Weinstock. Abraham is considered the father of Israel in the Jewish religion, and Termites in His Smile comes from....yeah, I have no clue where that came from. But I'm pretty sure it has something to do with false wooden teeth. It sucks that this band only put out a demo, split 7 w/ Indecision, and this LP. But then again, every band I love barely put out any music. This is the downside to hardcore music. The upside is that there's thousands of bands you can find out there to fall in love with. I've always wondered what it would be like to love a band like Genesis, or The Beatles. With these, and many others, there's just an endless supply of music to soak up. Is this why we collect? Because we need every little scrap of history we can find? Not sure about that, but it's something to think about.
As with a lot of records I own, I don't remember how I came to own them. I want to say I bought it on ebay, because I get most of my rare stuff there. But I have only had an ebay account since 2001, and for some reason I think I owned this before then. Well either way it's a great record, and really fun to listen to some of the lyrics. I know a bunch of Christian Hardcore bands, and even if you don't believe in what they say, you don't think it's weird or out of the ordinary. But when you listen to SOA, and hear lines like, "No presents for Christmas..." It really hits you how little you know about one of Earth's oldest, and still practiced, religions.

We gather each piece till the puzzle is complete


  1. Hey man, could you post a link for a blow-up picture of the label on the album and the album cover? I want to make myself a Sons of Abraham shirt and need some larger images to do so.

    1. hey man did you ever make a sons of abraham shirt? i'm debating on doing something like this!

  2. "and Termites in His Smile comes from....yeah, I have no clue where that came from"

    "You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch
    You have termites in your smile
    You have all the tender sweetness
    Of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Gri-inch."

  3. hahah OF COURSE! Now that you mention it I think I might have known that a while ago and forgot about it. Thanks a lot for reminding me, I'm dumb.

  4. I own this Masterpiece (new from today), but mine is translucent indigo-green kind of...
    Would like to know if any of you could help me on how many were pressed!?