Although sounding like a hugely dated, Christian-Rock song, “Jesus Is Just Alright” is arguably the most successful song on The Ballad Of Easy Rider. The Byrds had a natural affinity towards a rather Christian morality, a facet that’s especially evident in their Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, and “Jesus Is Just Alright” fits neatly with many songs in the group’s canon. Essentially a song about finding Christ, the song’s lyrics are certainly lacking in inspiration, but the message is clear and, crucially, the performance lacks the pretension that accompanies much Christian music. McGuinn sings it beautifully, and is backed by some adept guitar work from Clarence White. “Jesus Is Just Alright” is a lot of fun, and there’s no denying that it’s one of The Byrds finest pure rock songs of this period.