Brings me back to my youth, when Sparks made their own impact on glam rock. Great fun, definitely camp, with Ron looking like an extra from Village People. But can you fail to just simply enjoy the two great songs, "This town" and "Amateur hour" ? Definitely high drama, with lots of energy but they never managed to hit the heights of the first album again. If you don't know them, go no further than these two songs. Play them, sing along, marvel at the nonsense they sing, but please don't try to do some sort of critical dissection !
I'd forgotten all about this song, but then someone reminded me and I looked it up on youtube... and remembered exactly why Ron Mael (keyboards) completely freaked me out when I watched Sparks perform this song on Top of the Pops when I was 6 years old! But the song is a 'keeper' - totally unique, unlike anything else either before or since in terms of chart music, so now it's on my MP3 player!