That. song. is. so. awful.
I thought it had a cool 90's charm to it. I can totally see why they didn't put it in the game, it doesn't particularly fit with the tone or style of the game, but it fits right in with a lot of early 90's cartoon intro's.
This then reminded me of fact, that there's a good handful of things I disagree on with Dan, but bringing back more traditional 3D platformers I'm completely onboard with. If Naughty Dog put out a new Crash game and it was pretty much completely similiar to the old games, just with better visuals, I'd still totally play it. I think both Jeff and Brad have said that people aren't interested in playing that type of games anymore, but you can count me out of that. Maybe in reality I would be part of the minority then, but I would be quite fine with that.
The problem with a new Naughty Dog Crash game is that the modern day Naughty Dog is virtually unrecognizable from the Naughty Dog of the 90's. It wouldn't be the Naughty Dog that made the original games, it would be virtually an entirely new studio. And a studio that has far more experience with narrative-driven third person action games than anything resembling a 90's style 3D platformer. I'm not sure Naughty Dog would even want to make a new Crash game. They're probably happy carrying on making their current style of game.
I love the old Crash games, but I don't think a new one would work for a million reasons. If someone could pull it off, I'd love to see it, but if it ever does get announced I'll be veeeery skeptical until the final product is in my hands.