Originally Posted by hirsute_biped
I always understood Hits of Sunshine to be an inversion our expectations of what a SY song or instrumental is.
Yeah, the best I've ever been able to come up with is: it is "anti-" something or other. ("Anti-interesting" I say.)
I really can't believe more people don't see the instrumental passage as a lost opportunity. But obviously, I'd rather join everyone in satisfaction than convince everyone to be disappointed.