Acid Test was an alternative rock band formed in Toronto, Canada, in 1990. The band consisted of vocalist and bassist Lucy Di Santo, guitarist Steve Fall, keyboardist Atom Percy, drummer Jim Alty, and DJ, Mike Harland. Fall played a prominent role in the 1992 black comedy, Highway 61, directed by Bruce McDonald, and the band was created to perform two songs on the movie's soundtrack ("Mr. Skin" and "Dance").
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).