The thing is, there should always be a lot of interest in Jeff Krulik.
I would say that most people know him for the best rock documentary ever made, Heavy Metal Parking Lot. HMPL was filmed in the parking lot at the Capital Center in the early eighties before a Judas Priest/Scorpions show. The movie pretty much gives you all you would ever want as far as mullets, perms, pubestaches, and general hessian behavior. The thing is though the interest in these folks seem real and genuine. I do believe that Krulik’s work bears a interesting resemblance to one of the primary male preoccupation’s (after sex) record collecting.
What I mean in particular is that the cataloging and (nerdy) interest in the groups of people that he films seems to be overly rich in detail and cultural signifiers, he allows the subjects to simply be and in that approach his work has a biting sincerity that is far superior to the only other artist who is as interested in the “trainspotting gene” as he is, Richard Prince. I love Richard Prince, but Krulik is less removed and more in the moment and for me, that makes a big difference in the experience of the work. I guess you could say that where Krulik is hot, where Prince is cool.
Sidebar: if anyone has a vinyl version of Television’s Double Exposure let me know, the songs with Richard Hell are a bonus. The interesting thing to me is the two pre-Marquee Moon sets of studio recordings, including their very first demos with a relatively new producer named Brian Eno.