CASH SLASH SHOCKER: Universal in the US realises that if CDs weren't so fucking expensive, people would buy more of them and cuts the prices of its albums by nearly a third. Now, since we in the UK were already paying masses over the odds for recorded music compared with our American Friends, we're waiting for action on this side of the ocean. Remember, kids: Universal can sell CDs in America for the equivalent of eight quid and still make a profit - not just back catalogue, the whole darn thing. Don't buy their excuses for why you sometimes pay double that in your local branch of HMV. We're being ripped off, bled dry, fiscally raped and rapaciously fisted by the labels.