Acid Test (band)

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Acid Test
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active 1990 (1990)–1994
Labels Sire

Acid Test is an experimental 4 piece that first formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,[1] in 1990. The band consists of vocalist and bassist Lucy Di Santo, guitarist Steve Fall, keyboardist Atom Percy, and drummer Tim van de Ven. Fall played a role in the 1992 movie Highway 61, directed by Bruce McDonald; the group composed 2 tracks on the movie's soundtrack ("Mr. Skin" and "Dance").

Recorded output[edit]

After independently releasing an album on Eggplant Records, Sire Records (Warner Music Group) signed the band in 1993, releasing the album Drop that year. In addition to regular band members, Drop also featured Geoff Bennett (percussion) and Jeff Dalziel (programming).[2]


The band was the opening act for Nine Inch Nails, Grace Jones, Snow, 54-40, The Ocean Blue, The Sugarcubes last live performance in Toronto, as highlights and shared many stages across the US, Canada and the UK.

Other film score contributions[edit]

Acid Test also contributed to the soundtracks for Martin Scorsese's Naked In New York, Bruce McDonald's Highway 61, and the documentary, Talk 16.

Hiatus and Harland's death[edit]

Acid Test went on a hiatus in 1994; rumors persisted of a reformation until Harland died in May 2012. The band has since reformed and has currently completed preproduction and tracking ahead of recording its 3rd studio recording in May 2016 which is produced by Atom Percy. The album is currently being mixed by Atom Percy at his home recording studio in B.C. The band plans to release the recording in 2017 with a full tour in support. [3]


  • Acid Test - cassette (1991)
  • Trip on This (1992)
  • Drop (1993)
  • "Mr. Skin" remix single CD & 12" Vinyl (1993)


  1. ^ "Artist: Acid Test, Album: Trip On This, Song: Mr.Skin". Raised on Canadian Radio. 2011-10-07. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Acid Test - Drop CD". 
  3. ^ Jason MacNeill (24 May 2012). "Mike Harland Dead: Member of Acid Test and 10000 Watt Head Passes Away". spinner. AOL Inc. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 

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