Bloodred #3 (Adam Carr, 35 Grenadier Rd., Toronto, ON, M6R 1R1, CANADA or Jörg Koch, PO Box 201024, 42210 Wuppertal, GERMANY) First I must say that the layouts in this are inexcusable... super-slick, glossy and computer- published (the QuarkXPress look!) but someone forgot to make the background photos LIGHTER than the text that is superimposed on them... as a result some of this is virtually impossible to read! So that aside, this is the super-glossy commie straight-edge rag I've heard about. You can read my take on socialism elsewhere, I don't have to repeat it here, except the one thing that really makes my stomach turn: On page 18, someone has the gall to say that the Bolshevik "revolution" in Russia managed to overturn centuries of anti-Semitism just because many Jews were given key positions in the new régime. So why is it that Jews have been fleeing the Soviet Union and Russia in droves ever since? Also I don't understand these people's ties with Lost&Found Records, a slimy CAPITALIST organization if I've ever heard of one! Anyway, I still think I got my moneys' worth with this, as it has some very interesting interviews with Mumia Abu- Jamal (reprinted from "Revolutionary Worker"... but you'd never catch me reading that in a million years!), John Yates, SICK OF IT ALL (really good, actually!), the REDSKINS, and CHOKEHOLD (where the interviewer says more than the band members... ) Unfortunately the political- editorial type content in this is utterly forgettable, complete with a big International Socialist page at the back. Still I won't completely write this off like some people do. Their stance regarding the exagerrated self-importance of the hardcore scene and the lack of "XStraightXEdgeX" content in here really made my day. Add the great interviews and it's worth the cash.