Although the first two songs may seem to have a vague glam rock connection , there's going to be a lot of different stuff on this. I first saw Sparks performing on The Old Grey Whistle Test performing "No More Mister Nice Guy" from A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing which was OK , the most striking thing was Ron Mael's Chaplinesque looks and I liked the album title. More androgynous American rock but nothing special.
Then they signed to Island and gave us Kimono My House , more plays on words and phrases , but the lead single "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us" was totally amazing.
From the opening piano motif you are hit with Russel Mael's falsetto , the a stop with a heavy stop start four note single heavy guitar riff before launching in a streamrollering you in almost Wagnerian style a song that still stands today as one of the most amazing three minutes you will ever hear.
Everytime I listen to it, I don't want it to stop, there's always a change round the corner, and while it may be generally in 4/4 time it's hardly easy to dance to like your normal pop song should be, but it never loses your attention.
This Town was when I though Sparks were special and was revisited on their collaborations album Plagiarism as a duet with Faith No More, Mike Patton providing an amazing foil for Russel Mael. See the video at the end.
Recently they collaborated with Franz Ferdinand as FFS , a major success but you feel the Mael's were in the driving seat, but Franz Ferdinand's angular rock proved a brilliant vehicle for more Mael exploration and play.
So that's my thoughts on this great song.